Rearing Horse

Rearing Horse is Barry Crawford's third large scale kinetic sculpture. It was made in 2018 with a grant from Burning Man Arts, and made it's first public appearance at Burning Man 2018. The sculptures mechanical effects include moving front legs, mane, tail, neck, and ears, all of which can be controlled by turning cranks on the sculpture's perimeter fence. Unlike Crawford's first two large works, Rearing Horse is made almost entirely from repurposed parts of old machinery found in junk piles. After it's debut at Burning Man, the piece was displayed at the San Mateo Maker Faire the following spring. Rearing Horse is currently on public display by the Sands Regency Casino Hotel in Reno Nevada as part of the Neon Line project.