The Kentucky Horse Park has recently installed a distinctive mechanical horse sculpture by Adrian Landon at its horse-themed park in Lexington, KY. The official press release announcing the installation went out to the media last Thursday and now, Oct. 25, the metal galloping horse has become the official greeter at the park.
The horse sculpture was installed by New York sculptor Landon and is now the most current exhibit to welcome the public to the Kentucky Horse Park. It was acquired by the International Museum of the Horse and is in place for the enjoyment of guests when they visit for the numerous events featured at the park, such as the CP National Horse Show, Breeders’ Cup Festival and the Breeders’ Cup. Landon’s mechanical horse is on display from the present until October 2016 at the Visitor Center.
The intriguing horse is a finely-tuned mechanical invention that Landon constructed with over 100 bearings, custom laser-cut sprockets, 23 articulating joints and 30 feet of chain. Driven by one small electric motor, the sculpture comes to life in a realistic slow motion gallop.
Landon has built up a large artistic portfolio of creations, predominately made out of metal as this is clearly his preferred medium. He is passionate about his work and especially building horses. Landon states on his website, “There is something truly epic in representing horses in metal and my passions for both things come together quite well.”
This has been by far my most challenging project yet, combining my in-depth knowledge and passion for horses, my childhood mechanical experience with Lego, and most of all, my love for creation.
He calls Brooklyn, NY, home. This is where Landon designs, machines and sculpts all of his artistic creations. This is also where Landon’s horse park sculpture took shape after two tough years.
The Kentucky Horse Park www.KyHorsePark.com is both a “working horse farm/theme park and an equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.” The park has become an important agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. Get more information about the horse park, the International Museum of the Horse, or the mechanical horse at 859-233-4303 or 800-678-8813 or email to email@example.com.
Readers can browse a prior article by this author regarding Landon’s mechanical horses titled Mechanical horse sculpture features slow motion gallop.