This horse is made from American White Oak (Quercus alba) As you can see it's not regular white oak but is recycled barn wood. It came from a flat barn near Waterville, Ohio that was being torn down to make way for a new highway. The barn was rebuilt around 1870 after a fire. On some pieces of you you can see scorch marks and you see the older square iron nails. The wood was uses as slats to hold the shingles on and because it was so high in the barn it got very hot and because of the age and baking it gave this very hard wood a beautiful patina. What a beautiful ANTIQUE look.
Seesta was completed in July, 2010 and resides in Louisville, Kentucky