Captain Al

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.

strength & grace

Bronze Sculpture Edition of 12.  Size – W-52cm, L-170cm, H-180cm


Bronze Sculpture Edition of 8.  Size – W-28cm, L-82cm, H-78cm


Bronze Sculpture Edition of 15.  Size – W-21cm, L-47cm, H-56cm


Bronze Sculpture Edition of 15.  Size – W-15cm, L-33cm, H-48cm

autumn & winter

Bronze Sculpture Edition of 20.  Size – W-12cm, L-22cm, H-21cm

flight of fancy

Bronze Sculpture Edition of 15.  Size – W-18cm, L-80cm, H-46cm

Work Process – A moment in time

A Moment in Time is an installation inspired by and created for Gerhard and Daneele Conradie. It includes a bronze replica of a racehorse suspended from a tree and a life-like leopard sculpture lounging on a rock. This sequence of photos takes you through the process I undertook to create this piece.

Ariana – The making of