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PALM CANYON 9

34" x 24" x 18"  (86cm x 61cm x 18cm)

April 2006

Accepted for exhibition at the 8th Annual Western States Horse Expo and

Equine & Western Art Show,  June 9th, 2006.
    Nine bronze horses stampeding through wood hands, on wood base. Each of the nine horses differ in attitude.

 

PALM CANYON 12

34" x 24" x 18"  (86cm x 61cm x 18cm)

April 2006

Accepted for exhibition at the 8th Annual Western States Horse Expo and Equine

& Western Art Show, 

June 9th, 2006.

Twelve bronze horses stampeding through wood hands, on wood base. Each of the twelve horses differ in attitude.

 

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

 

 


 
 


CIRCUS HORSE SERIES II

 

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(64"x29"x13") (163cm x 74cm x  33cm)

 

Base: Oiled Cherry wood.

(32"x12"x16"} (81cm x 31cm x 41 cm)


Bronze- Powder coated with enamel paints.

 

   
 
   
 
 

 

 

CIRCUS HORSE with Three Riders
Bronze (2003) 

 

The bronze horse is taken from B&W photos of the Ciristiani performers

of the Ringling Bro's Circus in the 50's.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCUS HORSE

(24" x 19" x 5")  (61cm x 48cm x 13cm)

 

Circus Horse with blanket  bells. and Feathered mane.

 Unique design inspired from the 50's Ringling Bros. Circus. circa 1977

 

 

 

 

 

CONTEMPORARY HAN HORSE

(10" x 10" x 2" ) (25m x 25cm x 5cm)

Clay

 

 The development of this small (10" x 10" x 2") horse is a first in Mr. Colson's technique of making a slip cast piece mold in 1994. These stylized Western Han Dynasty horses ". . . have small heads, large eyes and nostrils, thin ears, moderately long, arched necks, short wide bodies, very strong limbs, and sturdy hooves" , (The Quest For Eternity, Chinese ceramic sculptures from the Peoples Republic of China catalog of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), p47,50.

 

The original prototype of this horse was modeled in clay and a plaster piece mold made to receive a liquid clay slip. After each cast, with clay slip, the figure is fired to 1900 degrees Fahrenheit. Refiring each figure again using several different techniques, organic smoke firing, low fire chrome glaze application, creating vibrant, crusty orange/reds. Then, dusting the surfaces with volcanic powder, each horse has its own unique flavor of centuries old aging. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEDESTAL HORSE

 

1995

 

(14" x 4" x 5.5")

(36cm x 10cm x 14cm)

 

 Clay - Acrylic paints

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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1-Introduction to  The Evolution of The Frank Colson Horse  
2-PALM CANYON 9,  PALM CANYON 12,  CIRCUS HORSE SERIES II,  circus horse with 3 ridersCIRCUS HORSE,  CONTEMPORARY HAN HORSE PEDESTAL HORSE  
3-Early "Tang Horse",  DECO TANG HEAD,  NEW STYLIZED TANG HORSES EMA HORSE,  Tang Horse Lady,  Tile I,  "Lady Riding",  DOUBLE EMA TILE EMA HORSE (platter)  
4-POLISHED BRONZE HORSE,  WINGS OF HOPE ARMORED HORSE  
5-THUNDERFLIGHT,  The Dancing Horse in Silver,  NEBULA LAUNCH,  MOON FLIGHT New Phase
6-KALEIDOSCOPE HORSE,  Au Natural HORSE PAINTED HORSE  
7-WINGED HORSE,  ROMAN HORSE,  ENGLISH SADDLE HORSE,  WESTERN SADDLE HORSE,  MAJESTIC CIRCUS HORSE 
8-POMPEII HORSE LION MANE HORSE,  DRAGON MANE HORSE,  EGYPTIAN MANE HORSE,  YUAN HORSE DESERT HORSE,   RIPPLE MANE HORSE  
9-BRITANNIA HORSES
10-HANAKU HORSE, FLASH, PERFORMING CIRCUS HORSE SERIES I, TWIN MATES - Clay horse mates WHITE ANGEL - Jumping Horse Series II, JUMPING HORSE SERIES I, EXUBERANCE
 



 
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