Bronze Horse Sculptures and Studies by Kate Woodlock

the studioThe creation of each horse sculpture comes from the detailed study of the subject and the passion to explore the subject’s possibilities.

Each sculpture is born from the desire to communicate the reality of the horse’s physique.  Each sculpture evolves from the study and exploration of the horse’s anatomy.  Each sculpture is built on the need to express the horse's power and beauty.

Study is the basis of each sculpture, discovering the elements that will combine to create an expression of the living being.  Each idea is noted in sketches and maquettes until the final realisation is begun and a new sculpture begins to spring to life.  Detailed knowledge of the bone structure and musculature of the horse is used to build the form of the latest equine creation.  Knowledge of the horses anatomy, allows the form to be shaped, and the spirit of the animal to be shown in the finished sculpture.

Kate loves sculpting animals and people, figures and portraits; horses have always been of especial interest.  In her animal work she seeks to express movement and expression - life and vigour.  The theme of her figurative work is to explore “that we are more than we think we are”.  Overall the goals of her sculpture can be seen as life affirming and optimistic.