Khaki & Field Grey
This recent work extends my animal sculpture to explore the relationship between man and horse
The rider has always been a statement of power and the tradition of equestrian sculpture, often of a king or general, has been to produce a heroic civic statement; its production often the high point of a sculptor’s career.
Here the figures’ threadbare, wraith-like form, undercuts these conventions; lower ranks are depicted, and a historic period chosen when this ancient style of warfare was verging on obsolescence.
Some of the work commemorates the service of Indian Cavalry of the British Army and explores the poetics of the colour khaki. An exploration of field grey may be next.