Noble strength is one of the hallmarks of Tolley Marney's beautiful horse sculptures. Reclaimed steel and antique wood inlay balance beautifully on a point. Tolley hand builds each sculpture blending traditional blacksmith techniques with modern as he makes each piece.
Tolley's sculptural process is very flowing and stream-of-conscious style. He often doesn't even start with a sketch. He collects steel and wood and then begins with an idea in his head. The inspiration for each idea comes from his lifetime spent as a cowboy and farrier. He spent his career handling horses most every day, and those kinesthetic memories translate into each sculpture.
The Grand Teton Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming, has just accepted Tolley's sculpture into their artistic stable of work. Please be sure to contact them if you'd like to purchase one of the five pieces that Tolley just delivered to them this week.
Size: Each head weighs about 70 lbs.