2011 – Commission
Coursing Greyhound was a commission and has a light armature to enable all four feet to be off the ground.
My aim is for my pieces to have a lightness to them. To give a feeling of life and movement. Wire is the perfect material for this.
I wanted to show the speed that this impressive breed is capable of. A snippet in time that could speak to the onlooker. This snippet is that moment just before a huge release of power. One gets the distinct impression that the hare is at a loss.
The greyhound was made for a gentleman who helped at a greyhound racing track. I chose to make a coursing greyhound however as this is a more natural version of what the track reproduces. It is the instinctive drive in this hound to chase, to persue….at speed.
Although coursing no longer has a place in our culture it will always remain a basic instinct in this gentle breed.