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Arrival

Shona Nunan

2004 – 2005

bronze

edition of 3

230 x 150 x 70 cm

 

And then there is the horse and rider in my work. For me, the horse and rider represent the journey of one’s life.  There are many plateaus along the way of life and I guess, that as I experience them, I create a new horse and rider. ‘The Quiet’ is a piece that comes from a time in life of peace, of meditation of being in tune with one’s inner being.  The rider and horse are at one, the horse is strong and sturdy and is trusted by the rider, the rider is at one with the horse and at one with life.  My large sculpture, ‘Arrival’ comes from a time when I felt I had arrived on top of a mountain and my view of life was splendid. My horse and riders have been influenced from old Swedish carvings of horses, from African wood carvings, from Italian artist Marino Marini, and of course from the great Chinese ceramics of horses.

 

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