When I need a quiet place just to think and reflect, I find myself drawn to the beauty and peace of a cemetery. Far from being spooky, I find them places of beautiful sculpture that I find calming. In our older cemeteries, they are filled with the names of people no one now remembers or even knew. But I know they too had their struggles, hope, dreams, and challenges. This is a reminder to me that whatever is bothering me will eventually pass. Life goes on for me, for now. And I must seize the moments I have.
Have you ever had your eye fooled? Where what you saw wasn’t really what the thing was? These saddles are carved out of wood with the intention that you think they are leather. The tooling is done just as it’s done on leather so that the artwork is as an intricate and ornate. Isn’t it interesting? I love how these saddles, done at 40% of life-size, look like they are made of formed and tooled fine leather.