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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    42 Comments

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    beharyjeff
    beharyjeff

    1 year ago on Introduction

    You’ve inspired me to create a bacon Pegasus for our next “Meatfest” block party.

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    poofrabbit
    poofrabbit

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    AuTopsyTurvy
    AuTopsyTurvy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!

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    poofrabbit
    poofrabbit

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    AuTopsyTurvy
    AuTopsyTurvy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    poofrabbit
    poofrabbit

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    kfurino
    kfurino

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    rachelll
    rachelll

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this horse head looks like feels like legs like pure silk

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    ZoDo
    ZoDo

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    AuTopsyTurvy
    AuTopsyTurvy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    The_CoCo_Loco
    The_CoCo_Loco

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ZoDo
    ZoDo

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    apacher
    apacher

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Vyger
    Vyger

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I thought horses were already made of meat.