If you're anything like us, you want to create beautiful unique sculptures that'll be admired.
Our Co-Founder Kim decided to start some projects over the Christmas break with a bunch of her creative friends.
They’d just finished sculpting the Ancient Archway, which ended up being finished way faster than they thought, and rather than sit about twiddling their thumbs or starting their own projects, they came up with the idea of something remarkable, something steeped in history.
Sculpture, storytelling & ruins
The first use of horses in warfare occurred over 5,000 years ago. Our amazingly talented friend Steven Saunders had been casually interested in Assyrian history for some time.
The subject is incorporated into Yuval Noah Harrare’s book Sapiens, when talking about the first use of storytelling as propaganda to control a nation.
Steven loved that art passes down to us in ruins. In the last few years much of this history has been destroyed.
The team decided that an Assyrian Warhorse Sculpture would be a fun collaborative experience, which would show them how far they could push smooth surfaces and hard clean corners with Pal Tiya Premium.
Steven felt that there just wasn’t enough art out there inspired by that part of the world so this sculpture pays homage to that.
See in the video below how this project came together!
Watch till after the credits :)
Only the ears on the Assyrian Warhorse were done from solid Pal Tiya Premium. They were redone a total of 3 times because Kim wasn’t happy with them and they had to be right.
Genuine brass fittings were made from our uber talented friend, Christopher Menges, a swordsmith at Weta Workshop. He did such a beautiful job on them.
This sculpture was completed on nights and weekends over 2 months and used just 3 and a half standard sized bags of Pal Tiya Premium.
60lbs of normal concrete was poured into the base of the horse so it stood up without falling over.
We hope this inspires your creativity with Pal Tiya Premium!
Let us know in which part of history inspire you to create?
The Pal Tiya Crew
(Post by Yvonne Anderson)
Some more images of the Assyrian Warhorse
Creators of Pal Tiya Premium: Add water. Knead like dough. Sculpt. Place in your garden. Cures permanently stone hard. No firing. No Molds. No Kidding.