The black and white horse shoe is a pair Mosebacke Horse Sculptures that at a first glace look very similar, but at the same time are total opposites. Take a little closer look and how the expressive faces have been carefully designed by hand and the way in which all four legs follow the form of a conventional high heel shoe. As all other Mosebacke Horse Sceultures these are totally unique and exist only in one single copy.
It has been a very exciting journey to work with these horseshoes. The starting point and the material was so totally different from what I usually work with.
Usually I make all the artistic decisions during the creation myself, and I begin with a skeleton of steel wire, which I then build on. I decide proportions, angles and different dimensions.
This time I had to follow the shape of a pair of ordinary high-heeled shoes. My aim was to turn them into a kind of horseshoes the world have never seen before.
I started to cover the shoes with a thin layer of polymer clay, then I sculpted the horse's heads and front legs on the fronts of the shoes. The high heel could be the hindlegs.
It was a very exciting work to give the shoes their final finish. I createc small bridles of annealed steel wire to fit in their small mouths to which I connected double reins of golden chain. To provide consistency I used the same kind of chain to create tails in the rear part of the shoes. I also created a piece of material with horseshoes pattern (yes, the pattern printed with a stamp made of polymer clay) that I used inside the shoes.
If it is possible to use the shoes? Yes, they can be used as shoes, but I do not recommend it. These are not shoes any more, but a piece of art. If you would try to use them he risk of accidentally hurt the horse's heads is very large.