American FolkCraft: Red Horse
As you travel throughout the countryside and towns of America, you can't help but take notice of the various weathervanes and whirligigs that grace rooftops and gardens as well as those that have made their way into homes and museums as folk art objects for display. Over the past twenty eight years, Steve Hazlett has developed an increasing interest and passion for this type of folk art.
Steve began collecting antique originals and then started researching folk art objects to handcraft weathervanes, whirligigs and trade signs in the true folk art tradition. Most of the wood used in his work is over one hundred-year-old heart pine salvaged from various 19th century barns and outbuildings in upstate NY. He also incorporates antique copper, tin and iron into his work. Various tools used to handcraft each piece include chisels, draw knives, handsaws and carving knives.
We are pleased to offer a small selection of Steve's folk art. The horse on arrow is 16" tall and 31½" wide including black metal stand.