Classical bust of a famous Pembrokeshire racehorse, carved in Carrara Marble. Life-size.
The fun at the start of this wonderful commission was taking measurements, photos and sketches of the actual horse. Once some kind of blueprint down on paper; then I made a wooden template which proved easier to use to form the marble block which was then carved. The marble used was simply a 'rock' of the material and had to be entirely cut out.
The block was then refined and details carved, in between several visits back to the yard to study the horse. The second head was copied from the first.
Both sit proudly on tall pillars outside the stables. The ears were finished once they were in place.