"Uccello’s Mount" is meant to be an homage to an inspirational Renaissance figure, Paolo Uccello (1397-1575).
I have always particularly admired the way in which Uccello drew horses — giant handsome sturdy
beasts with enormous spherical buttocks. Uccello’s white horses in particular have the appearance of
splendid confectionery. For that reason I decided not to model the forms as I usually would but rather
let the whiteness of the horse stand alone.
The composition was determined through drawing directly on the board. To give a sense of space and depth, a Renaissance flavor, and as a reference to
Uccello’s rigid perspective patterns I added a chequered floor. In keeping with the sketch quality
of the image, I allowed the planning lines of the floor to remain.
"Uccello's Mount" was created for an exchange portfolio of the [Baren] Forum on Woodblock Printmaking.