Splitting Hares

18 Feb 2016, Posted by silverqueen in



“Splitting Hare’s” is a mixed media sculpture by Trent Manning. This foundation of this  piece is crafted from a unique piece of recycled wood. The character’s bodies were crafted from bowling pins, wood, then wrapped in fiber and hand painted. Their heads, faces and mask are sculpted clay. Often Trent’s creations are given masks that can be displayed on or off the characters but you cannot remove the mask on this sculpture. Trent explains “If you’re going to split a hare in this manner you’ll never be able to show your face in public again.”

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“Splitting Hares” by Trent Manning was the most discussed piece from this collection. Never failing to produce a laugh or inspiring conversation most viewers explained how they loved this piece but couldn’t see themselves taking it home. That was fine by us, “Splitting Hares” was the SQ staff’s #1 piece from the thirty-two piece collection. If viewers didn’t chuckle after hearing the title it was a clear sign the SQ wasn’t going to be their gallery of choice. We love the quirky sculptures, colorful stories and sometimes dark visions that Trent’s work delivers in each finished piece.

If you like this piece, you should also check out “Mortality Mask” another piece from this thirty-two piece collection.

“Splitting Hares” was hand crafted in Trent’s studio from found objects, clay, fiber, then hand painted. The foundation of this piece is a unique piece of wood that could not be identified. One of the most challenging tasks for the artist is the continual search for interesting and unique objects he can use in his creations. He spends endless hours traveling, rummaging through thrift stores, attending auctions and finding junk yards finding those special pieces.  You can buy “Splitting Hares” with our 100% thirty day satisfaction guarantee. Feel free to call the gallery if you have any questions or if you’d like to add “Splitting Hares” to your collection.

Would you like to meet Trent Manning? Make sure you’re on our Silver Queen Fine Art mailing list and we’ll make sure you receive details of Trent’s next trip to Park City.

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Additional Information

Weight 15 lbs
Shipping Size 20 × 20 × 20 in
Product Size

13″ x 16″ x 14″

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