Artist: Leonardo Studios
Title: Western Horse
Medium: Handcrafted Collage Edition
Dimensions: 28"h x 36"w
This unique collage was created in a process that requires time and patience to produce. The artwork is cut and assembled from smaller pieces that incorporates patterns, maps, shapes, and pieces of text together from various sources. This layered and dimensional technique gives these works their signature look and depth. The result is a piece of artwork that can be appreciated across the room and admired for its unusual details up close. This design is created as an edition, but each piece of the edition is hand-cut and hand-assembled; no two are exactly alike! [Listed Size Includes Frame].
"Western Horse" is a composition that combines various visual elements to create a collage-style representation of a horse. The body of the horse is made up of various segments that include different patterns and textures, giving the impression of a patchwork. These segments feature elements such as text labels, which mimic advertisements and brand names, and assorted imagery that is derived from vintage posters or signs. The horse's reins and bridle are rendered with crisp lines and details that show traditional designs. The gear on the horse, including the saddle, incorporates vivid colors and intricate patterns that add to the visual complexity of the piece. The overall aesthetic of this artwork feels contemporary with a nod to commercial art. It is framed and displayed on a wall. The work is playful in its approach to juxtaposing various disparate elements to create the overall equine form.