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sculpture by Shona Nunan

Arrival

Shona Nunan

2004 – 2005

bronze

edition 1 of 3

230 x 150 x 70 cm

€130,000

catalogue number SNS23

The Horse and Rider is one of the most important themes in my work. I am influenced by old Swedish carvings of horses, from African wood carvings, from Italian artist Marino Marini and of course from the great Chinese ceramics of horses. I associate the journey of life with horses and their riders.  For me it is significant that at every plateau in my life I create another horse and rider. ‘Arrival’ came at a time when I felt I had arrived at the top of a mountain. The hard slog of the climb surpassed by the calm and glorious victory of arriving, the view splendid, and the possibilities, endless.

 

 

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