Suffolk Punch Horse: Euston Malachite – Relaxing (British Champion Animals Collection)
Suffolk Punch Horse (Euston Malachite – Relaxing)
Dimensions: H 7.5″ L 12.5″
Bronze: Edition of 12
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Having finished the large clay study of Euston Malachite, my intention was to deliver it quickly to the foundry for moulding and casting, but the winter weather had other ideas! The storms were so dreadful at the end of that January that this was impossible.
As I contemplated which subject to sculpt next, the clay of Malachite, sat at the back of my studio, wrapped in polythene to stop it drying out, kept returning my thoughts to that time spent with him in Suffolk. How freely, how joyfully, he had moved around the field, in those moments of relaxation between our more formal photography sessions. This was something that I had only been able to hint at in my larger study; so I resolved to produce a smaller study of Euston Malachite, or, “Rocky”, as he is affectionately known, in more relaxed mood.Read more...