Here is a unique project which artist Zoe Strecker of Lexington Kentucky challenged me with. She had a vision of a stretch limo sized thoroughbred skeleton and wondered if I could build it for her. It is really wild to see in person and I thank Zoe for challenging me with this project. For all the headaches it caused I am really happy to have worked with her on this!
We have just completed a full equine skeleton assembly at the Defence Animal Centre’s Army School of Farriery in Melton Mowbray England in Honor of Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee. Her Royal Highness is an avid equestrian and it is fitting that this educational tool be given in her honor to such fine and dedicated military personnel. Farrier Major Robert Black-Wood was an amazing fellow in his dedication and assistance while we were there. He truly went above and beyond the call of duty the entire time we were there and we can’t thank him enough. His willingness to give so much of his personal time is evidence of his total dedication to the education and care of the staff and horses of the British Military. His every waking action is a true testament of what makes the British such fine and honorable allies. Hats off as well to Scotty, Woody, Ed, Jock, Rob who were always there to lend a hand and a smile. Lots of laughs and great converation were the order of the day.
We were at the Natural History Museum in lovely San Diego May 20th through the 24th for the installation of the skeletons we built for THE HORSE exhibit. We documented the install and trained the American Museum of Natural History install team. It was a great time working with the museum staff and enjoying some fabulous seafood!
We were up to Cornell University to display a skeleton for the fine folks at the school. Love that campus!
We had a fabulous time doing an assembly clinic for our new friends at Locust Trace Agriscience School and Locust Trace Veterinary Clinic on the Lafayette County School grounds in Lexington Kentucky. The skeleton was a Thoroughbred that we brought with us from New York.