Artistry in motion: Mechanical horse sculpture installed

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A mechanical horse sculpture has been installed outside the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

The 10-foot long steel and stainless steel body comprises 100 bearings, 30 feet of chain, 23 articulating joints and a small motor.

The sculpture was installed by New York sculptor Adrian Landon, becoming the latest exhibit secured by the International Museum of the Horse for guests visiting the park.

One small electric motor drives the mechanical movement. Photo: Kentucky Horse Park/YouTube
One small electric motor drives the mechanical movement. Photo: Kentucky Horse Park/YouTube

The artwork, at the park’s Visitor Center, will remain on display until October next year.

Landon has created a large portfolio of work, with metal his preferred medium. He feels that his work with horses is among his most passionate.

“There is something truly epic in representing horses in metal and my passions for both things come together quite well,” Landon said.

“This has been by far my most challenging project yet, combining my in-depth knowledge and passion for horses, my childhood mechanical experience with Lego, and most of all, my love for creation.”

The piece took Landon nearly two years to make. He singlehandedly designed, machined and sculpted the work in the metal shop at his home in Brooklyn, New York.

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