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Michael Neville

Rawhide Rocker

2013, Powder coated steel, rawhide, sinew, 24"w x 18"h x 8"d

This is a continuation of my exploration of the rocking horse form. This piece was my first attempt at using an animal skin as a structural element on a rocker. Rawhide is untanned animal skin and has different material qualities from leathers. The material was soaked in water overnight and then stretched and stitched to the steel frame of the rocker. The steel frame was chromed as a reference to the early modernist designs of Marcel Breuer.

Michael Neville - Rawhide Rocker

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