This piece demonstrates a different side of my work.The project had a precise purpose which required realistic application of my skills. These pieces are usually commissioned by clients who want to immortalise a subject of significance.
Captain Al was a very famous thoroughbred who recently passed away and was the subject of this very special project. I had the opportunity to meet him, measure him and photograph him for this sculpture.
Klawervlei Stud’s John Koster explained the technical details of Captain Al’s anatomy and the mechanics of a champion thoroughbred horse to help me understand what made him so special.
The whole experience immensely increased my knowledge of horses (especially thoroughbreds). John had a strong connection with Captain Al which made my job much more daunting, yet exciting at the same time.