Can you hear the galloping of these horses? Last month they were on display for the “Lincoln Flower Festival” which took place at Lincoln Cathedral in England. Crafted by UK-based artist Richard Sweeney, the life-size animals are composed of paper mounted on wood and aluminum wire.
Sweeney says, “By exploring a process of manipulation, it is possible to find new ways of interpreting to the material to create forms that are truly sympathetic to the intrinsic properties of the medium, and make the most out of the methods by which they are shaped, whether through hand-craft, or the use of an industrial process.” See more of this artist’s work on his flickr site.
To see more horses sculpted from paper, check out “3-d paper horse sculptures designed with Google’s Sketch Up” and “Paper sculptures of animals by Anna-Wili Highfield.”