I love to dye fabric, make thread pictures and quilt. I live in the Yukon on an acreage with my husband, 2 dogs and 34 fish. It's the 'good' life.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Whitehorse Horse

 I am working on things after my busy weekend, and will post a little piece I finished tomorrow. I wanted to show you all something that I love and have never actually gotten close enough to take pictures of.
Recently the town of Whitehorse, Yukon erected a new Public Safety building. They commissioned an art piece of a metal horse made by a Yukon artist Daphne Mennel. It is a magnificent sight to see and I am fortunate to see it every morning as I drive to work.
At the top of 2 Mile Hill overlooking the city of Whitehorse, Yukon

Daphne created this piece with donated pieces of metal from a number of Yukon residents. For instance the tail is made from electrical cable donated by Yukon Electric (my favorite parts), and there are other treasures-- a pair of glasses, a frying pan, an anvil, a horse bridal, a radiator front, garden utensils such as a rake and 3 prong thingie, a muffler, bike spokes, and many, many more treasures. 
Look at that gorgeous tail!

I love the face!

I am so happy I finally went and took a good look at this piece. We are fortunate to have it in our community!

1 comment:

  1. Totally gorgeous!!! Thoroughly enjoying reading your blog. First visit here and will certainly return. Consider yourself "bookmarked"! LOL
    From the other end of the country, PEI.