The 100 percent Bronze Rattlesnake sculpture / statue is a daring composition that consists of a carefully balanced horse and rider; the horse, frightened by a diminutive rattlesnake on the ground below him, rears up on his back legs, while the cowboy, in a counter movement, leans forward, struggling to hold on and to keep his hat on his head. The rider’s left arm and leg form strong diagonals that parallel the position of the horse’s leg, and the curve of the cowboy’s back is continued down through the animal’s haunches. The texture of the woolly chaps mirrors the rough surface of the ground below. The horse’s expression is one of utter fear and the swoop of his tail moves the viewer’s eye back to his head. The high sheen of the surface and its greenish-brown patina serve to unify the sculpture.
Dimension: 17″L x 10″W x 25″H.