Introduction: Meat Horse

Picture of Meat Horse

This is a life size horse head constructed with a wood/wire armature and then covered with close to 200 dollars worth of bacon/prosciutto.
I started by creating a wood armature that i wrapped in wire to create the horse form.  The next step was covering the armature with plaster bandaging which helped create a porous surface to pin the bacon to.  Once your armature is complete and to your liking the process of applying the bacon can begin!  


arpoky (author)2013-03-11

This must be a delicacy in Europe!

poofrabbit (author)2011-05-09

YAY voting opened! I had to vote for you, I still just plain adore this! Good luck, and I'm rooting for you!

AuTopsyTurvy (author)poofrabbit2011-05-09

Thank you so much I don't think I am going to beat Bacon Roses but it makes me feel good that someone is rooting for me!!!

poofrabbit (author)AuTopsyTurvy2011-05-09

Bacon Roses are original, but so is your horse, for sure you will be a finalist, I'd be shocked if you were not!

AuTopsyTurvy (author)poofrabbit2011-05-12

I can't believe it I was pretty sure I wouldn't be...this is so exciting!

poofrabbit (author)AuTopsyTurvy2011-05-12

YAY! Look at you!! You are in the finals!

hgivler (author)2011-05-09


kfurino (author)2011-05-09

Caitlin, I love you and I want you to win so bad. You are amazing!

AuTopsyTurvy (author)kfurino2011-05-09

I love you tooooo!

rachelll (author)2011-05-09

this horse head looks like feels like legs like pure silk

AuTopsyTurvy (author)rachelll2011-05-09

hahahaha I love it...toot toot!

ZoDo (author)2011-05-09

This is amazing...and kind of twisted. But what did you do with the horse head? And with the bacon? Cause I imagine that after a while it started to smell and rot...

AuTopsyTurvy (author)ZoDo2011-05-09

I put the horse head outside after 24 hours of it showing in the gallery space. The most amazing thing happened. After about 20 minutes of the piece being outside birds attacked it and flew off with almost all of the meat. The field behind the studio had bits of bacon in it for weeks after. I am sad to say I was not a witness to the birds attacking it but a few students said it was absolutely amazing to watch them swarm the piece.

The_CoCo_Loco (author)2011-05-09

This looks disgusting...I love it :D Voted for you, hope you win.

AWESOME!!! Thank you so much!!!

ZoDo (author)2011-05-09

Almost forgot, if you still have it you could make a picture like it comes out from a grave, that would be cool.

Arbitror (author)2011-05-03

I think I agree with bmcclear!

apacher (author)2011-04-29

You should put it into someones bed at night and pour ketchup over it!

Vyger (author)2011-04-27

I thought horses were already made of meat.

bmcclear (author)2011-04-26

I don't know if I should be disturbed or impressed. Probably both.

poofrabbit (author)2011-04-25

I had to come back and vote for this (I voted for your two face as well) However, this is my favorite. I'm a huge fan of Francis Bacon and it makes me think of his stuff. I smile a lot when I look at it! I do hope you got an A for it in your class.

AuTopsyTurvy (author)poofrabbit2011-04-25

Aww man thank you so much! If I can make one person feel this way when looking at it that works for me! I am also a big fan of Francis Bacon...and I did end up with an A on the project! Thanks again, it really means a lot!

poofrabbit (author)AuTopsyTurvy2011-04-25

So glad you received an A! I hope you keep posting up your work, I'm impressed. :)

ideasbychuck (author)2011-04-22

Ummmm... Do look a bacon horse in the mouth?

Well it isn't a gift's a bacon horse so I think you are alright! :)

vincent7520 (author)2011-04-21

Don't care … 
I'm sorry that most of the viewers may not have the slightest hint they have here a candidate for the MOMA !!!!…

Emsaid (author)2011-04-20

looks tasty but i think ill stick to normal horses... you dont have to make them before you eat them.. haha! looks pretty sickk!

poofrabbit (author)2011-04-20

Wow this is intense! Makes me think of the bodies exhibit. Love it!

vincent7520 (author)2011-04-20

I'd vote for this one if I could

AuTopsyTurvy (author)vincent75202011-04-20

YAY! That makes me so happy to hear!

I guess I meant to read not to hear :)

dhutchinson1 (author)2011-04-20

Your screen name is interesting! Lol I worked in the forensics field for 8 years. Do You?

aeray (author)2011-04-18

Looks like you'll have to find a turkey fryer. What (and where) was the occasion of this installation?

AuTopsyTurvy (author)aeray2011-04-18

I created this piece for an advanced sculpture class at Ohio State. I decided to use raw bacon as a material because I could create the effect of muscle and tendons. My professor is vegan...I had no clue until the class critique!

aeray (author)AuTopsyTurvy2011-04-19


Biggsy (author)2011-04-19

I'm terrified of horses... This is equal parts creepy and awesome....


AuTopsyTurvy (author)Biggsy2011-04-19

...and smelly! :) Thank you.

Biggsy (author)AuTopsyTurvy2011-04-19

Well... yes.... hehehe Although I think my dogs would like to have it in the house...

kaptaink_cg (author)2011-04-18

Looks awesome, but slightly disturbing too! :) Reminds me of the Body Worlds exhibits.

iminthebathroom (author)2011-04-18

awesome, now you have to cook it, perhaps bake it at low temp to lock int he shape before advancing to high heat crispy

caitlinsdad (author)2011-04-18

Hmm, does this end up in some Hollywood director's bed? Could be used as a statement for PETA or Go Vegan, questionable at the least, maybe Lady GaGa's latest costume.

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