Badass Pony

bhutan1In private collection

Greater than the sum of its parts. That says just about everything important about "scrapture." Honestly, this piece came about because of a request for a "Bhutanese Pony." There is such a thing, but photo images of it are rare. The images that I saw from a trek in Bhutan showed a pack animal that was clearly a burro. And I know an ass when I see one. Further investigation yielded images of the true Bhutan Pony, which is a very hardy and sturdy, but little, mountain pony. But by then, this guy had already grown into a significant presence. The tricycle seat, old truck parts and grinder guards had assumed an indomitable personality that could not be denied. Thus, the "Bad Ass Pony" came into being.