David Trotter Leather Design

leather as art

Durham County Barn

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This sculpture is loosely based on an actual barn in northern Durham Region, Ontario.
I took a photo of this barn in the winter of 2007 and made the sculpture in the same year.
It is made of wet molded vegetable tanned split cowhide over a particle board and plywood form. 
The color is acrylic paint applied by hand when the leather is still wet. The texture has been created when the leather fibre/ acrylic surface is still damp.
The acrylic and leather fibre bond to make an extremely tough outer surface once dried