Saddle by Cary Schwarz
Saddle by Cary Schwarz
Saddle by Cary Schwarz

Saddle by Cary Schwarz

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This saddle borrows elements from several different sources: the mochila-style covering is an old idea with more contemporary features including Scott Hardy silver corners and overlaid rough out cushioning. Single flat-plate rigging and quick-change buckles on conventional fenders and stirrup leathers make for a usable rig. The leather has a mahogany antique finish. All the silverwork was fabricated, filigreed and engraved by Scott Hardy.

Throughout the floral carving pattern are subtly colored flowers with five petals, each petal in the shape of a heart. The great Danish artist M.C. Escher inspired other heart shapes found in negative spaces of the carving pattern. The matching scrolls of Scott Hardy’s silverwork create a harmony between leather and precious metal. Stand Included.

Cary Schwarz has accumulated over four decades of leatherwork and saddlemaking simply by placing one foot in front of the other in a purposeful direction. This has created a great deal of freedom to explore new territory in artistry and craftsmanship. The days are filled with inspiration from the shapes of the saddle parts themselves…the study and design of these shapes provide clues to what will look nice for decoration. Schwarz is at a place in his career where he can run with ideas and creativity unencumbered.

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