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Michael Neville

L’Animale

2013, White ash, sinew, boiled leather, 24"w x 18"h x 7.5"d

This is a continued exploration of the rocking horse form. With this piece I chose to make a direct reference to an animal with the materials. The white ash structure of the rocker frames and stretches cow leather. The leather is loosely stitched to the frame with sinew, made from animal tendon or ligament. This piece takes on the classic form of a child’s rocking horse while referencing the aesthetics and brutality of primitive tannery.

Michael Neville - L’Animale

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.