In ‘Plowboy’, where the harness is both sculpted and crafted, it is imperative to maintain the scale of all elements. Here you can see the areas of the harness which have been sculpted and those which are crafted. In addition to the links used for the harness, the long reins which communicate between horse and farmer are added as the forms take shape. The reins are made of a small gauge copper wire and then pounded flat to create the right weight.
Harmon working on "Plow Horse", a commissioned piece.
In a piece like this, even the slack in the reins is calculated for authenticity.
From the tilt of the head to the copper reins looped around his neck, this plow boy conveys a timeless image.
A work in progress. "The Plowboy".
Photos by LCGross