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Painted Pony

Steel. Life-size. 2012

A life-size horse made from carefully shaped steel sheets welded over an anatomically correct armature. The glossy opalescent clear coat finish was applied in an autobody shop.

Currently being shown at James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA.
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Given 2012-12-16
Painted Pony by *livesteel ( Featured by SRudy )
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
remarkable work...what was the inspiration for the blue, opalescent finish?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional
Good to see you got a DD for this.
Totally worthy.
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thanks!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
love the execution and detailing. nice!
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond cool. I wish I could see it in person. :wow:
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
If you're in Santa Fe , NM you can see it.
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, unfortunately, I'm not. And likely won't be anytime in the near future. Congrats on the DD, by the way. Very much deserved. :)
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De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Wow. This is really cool! There's a sculpture garden in NJ that has (or had at one time) a lot of horse sculptures of different mediums.
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW that is beautiful!!
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Vladdyboy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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ela-jackson Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
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loser22 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
this is... just... Fantastic!!! Ahhh I love it!
Been trying to get my husband to teach me to weld so one day i could create something this awsome
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Chazzier Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Amazing.
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44redz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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i-s-h-i-m-a-r-u Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful!
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you
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i-s-h-i-m-a-r-u Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem!
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had to add a new category to my favourites list-Sculpture! This is brilliant work that I imagine is even more stunning in person. I don't suppose you'll be making it to central Illinois soon? LOL!
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Katy133 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Amazing work! :wow:
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you!
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Flyingfetlocks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING! It's totally awesome!
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LimboTheLost Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is gorgeous. <3
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Millennium-Puzzled Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I was all like "Woah, that's cool." but when I heard it was steel and life sized I was all "WOAH, THAT'S WICKED COOL" keep it going. :3
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volotation Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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shelby505 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
love it so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank you shelby!
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shelby505 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Your wellcome
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay it's a pony!
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Gris-is-an-Ice-Bird Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very cool
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MartinCi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
really nice sculpture O.O
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8arah Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Thats really beautiful! :D
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lexxyjade Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow..
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s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Nice, very nice! Looks like it was made of some crystalline rock or something xD

Especially love how the tail-tip glows (even if it's just the lighting)!
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Kashira8552 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really dazzling! It's shaped just right, and I can tell you took some real care in making it that way. Great work!
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I appreciate your observations, thank oyou.
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BCMountainClimber Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
amazing work, you are very talented
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
thanks
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional
Great job on this Don...
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thanks for appreciating it!
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rockingmusic943 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Glad you like it
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, very impressive work! Nice job with the shapes on this and that color is beautiful. :)
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank you
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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robjoeball1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Beautiful!
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neox201 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome (:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - this is amazing - I love that it is life size
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livesteel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
thanks. It's the 7th life size steel horse I've done.
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IssacAkutenshi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This is how I envisioned Butt Stallion from Borderlands 2 would look like. THis isn't an insult. Butt Stallion, for those who haven't played the game, is a horse the player never sees but is described as a horse made of diamond, as in a living diamond horse. The owner names it as such to make fun of you, due to the immaturity of the name. Thanks to many video games and comics and the like that portray diamonds with a blueish tint, that is how I envisioned the horse would look, and feel this captures that mental image rather well. I really like this sculpture and again am not in any way trying to insult it.
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