Artifact, Part 2

I was commissioned to make an art saddle in the spirit of "Artifact". Being given this artistic freedom (as well as knowing that this saddle is intended for display only) was fantastic and I took the opportunity to try out some ideas that have been floating on the periphery. I really wanted to created an aged look, the look of tiles that have chipped over time. It was challenging to create this look and try to not overwork the leather. I also wanted to experiment with draping the design over to the sides of the saddle. And I used some gold!

 

Do you think it works? Let me know!

 

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Taken on October 2, 2008