Transformation by Tolley Marney
In the heat of the forge, steel becomes shape with hammer and anvil.
The shape of the steel that is formed by my hammer is my past. With each strike of my hammer, I create a new beginning. A new tomorrow.
Mighty blows I set upon the red-hot steel to take the shape of my desire.
Time is not important. Only the image I awaken with my hands and my desire are important now.
The metals I use are unwanted remains of times past blending into my new vision.
With every strike of hammer against anvil, new lessons I learn. New shapes take form.
With form develops the shape of my vision. Now what lies in front of me is the dream of my vision realized.
An awakening of thought, the sweat of hammer against steel.
Where there was once scrap steel discarded to the ground, there is now a mighty horse standing proudly.
Transformation has liberated a new beginning.
Image: Hand forged steel horse sculpture titled, Transformation, by cowboy artist Tolley Marney. Sculpture is exhibited at Gallery 5830 in Truckee, California. Call 530.386.2960 to purchase. Price is $5,800.00 plus shipping (includes crating and insurance). www.gallery5830.com