These horses exist in two states of equilibrium: as a vertical stack or at a disjointed diagonal tilt. In the model, pressing down a lever causes the change. In the full-sized item the top horse gathers solar power from photovoltaic panels on its back to charge a battery enabling a motor to act on the joint between the top horse’s forelegs and the fourth horse’s croup. This is a much less stressed system than in the model; the force required to push the lowest horse’s back legs up is very great for reasons of leverage. Using solar power to operate the machine whenever the battery could manage it would be quite a low maintenance arrangement. To protect the public from the horses and vice versa, the 10m high horse pile is to be fitted atop a tall column, on the roof of a private building or on a small island patrolled by carnivorous fish or reptiles.
H 50 cm W 25cm D 7cm