Monday, December 08, 2014

A Little ol Driver...So Lively & Quick....

No~ It's Not St. Nick!

  But, being the Christmas season, that is what I am saying to myself when I see this last piece of the glass cake decorations.  What a marvelous achievement ~ there is so much going on! A precious pup has run away and is absent from the left side of the horse, but other than that, the piece is Divine~ all made from glass~ the animals, the tack, the reigns, wheels of the carriage~ even the whip!
The longer ones looks at this piece, the more you cannot help but love and admire it~ from a technical point of view, I cannot make out where the lampworker held the pieces to make them~
Everything here is in motion~ there are no lifeless statues. The dog is running~ with legs fully outstretched.  The horse with mane and tail whipping from the wind and legs at a gallop in front of the driver, who is not sitting but standing in the carriage and seems to be 'mid whip'....they must be on their way to a very important celebration!
 If you look closely, you can see part of the horse's harness connecting to the center front of the carriage~ no details were left out! Its just fantastic and utterly amazing that it is not a broken pile of rubble!  I think it is obvious it is my favorite of them all~

3 comments:

opusanglicanum said...

but why is the driver nekkid from the waist down? is his errand so urgent he didn't have time to betrouser himself?

Rachael Kinnison said...

HA!!! He IS wearing breeches~ pink ones that match his hat!! HE has cream stockings and black boots :)

Rachael Kinnison said...

HA!!! He IS wearing breeches~ pink ones that match his hat!! HE has cream stockings and black boots :)