We were released to Nic Fiddian-Green’s heart-stopping statue this July when we stayed at Castello Di Reschio in Umbria, Italy.
Fiddian-Green was at Reschio, focusing on a fee for the dog owner, Count Antonio Bolza. And, obviously, the topic matter of his huge statue was the horse, in this instance Count Antonio’s beloved stallion, Punto, born and bred at Reschio.
Since the British artist, who usually works at his hilltop business near Guildford in Surrey, UK, has been enthusiastic about the equine head for pretty much three years we say “of course”.
Since he found a fifth-century B.C. carving of the head of a horse of Selene from the Parthenon at the British Museum he’s worked at perfecting the type of the horse’s head, in addition to learning the old ‘lost wax’ method. He works in clay, plaster, crushed lead and marble, and he runs the casting in to bronze himself.
Fiddian-Green’s huge, typically impressed equine minds are displayed all over the world in prominent places, including ‘Still water ‘, the 30-foot head of a drinking horse right alongside the Marble Arch in London.
A-listers also have found his work amazing and lovers include J.K. Rowling, Ringo Starr, Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe.
Of his work on Castello Di Reschio, Fiddian-Green explained in a “At Reschio, I came across new inspiration not just from the study of those great Andalusian horses, but from the light, the smell, the mountains, the feeling of ancient peace that pervades the land from the days when St. Francis came through these mountains, and before, long ago to the full time of the Etruscans. Actually the air that fills this land where Reschio sits has ignited a brand new fire in my own work.”
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