Meat Horse

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Introduction: 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!  

Bacon Challenge

Finalist in the
Bacon Challenge

I Made It Photo Contest

Third Prize in the
I Made It Photo Contest

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    This must be a delicacy in Europe!

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

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    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!!!

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

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

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

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

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    this horse head looks like feels like legs like pure silk

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    hahahaha I love it...toot toot!

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    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...

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    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.

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

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    AWESOME!!! Thank you so much!!!

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

    I think I agree with bmcclear!

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

    I thought horses were already made of meat.

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