Artist: Steve Winterburn
Dimensions: 55cm x 55cm x 20cm
Edition number: 19 (Steve Winterburn X Castle Fine Art)
Material: Bronze on Granite
Steve moved close to the coast in the early 2000s and since then has spent countless hours by the sea and has always been in awe of the power it possesses. The inspiration behind the sculpture and its name, come from Steve’s passion in ancient mythology, particularly Greek in this instance. In which, when challenged to make a beautiful land animal Poseidon created the horse out of breaking waves, thus white horses. With both the influence from the ocean and the mythology standpoint in mind, he wanted to create a piece of art incapsulating the strength and power of the horse and its story. The flowing composition and expressive tooling on this sculpture does this superbly.
This piece is one of a new line of sculptures by Steve; wildlife portraits. By focusing the subject down to just the portrait the emphasis is all on the character and feel of the animals’ features. Eyes have always been something that captivate people when they see Steve’s sculptures in person, when talking about eyes he said “Eyes are so important to me because eyes are the doorway to the soul”. The way he sculpts them draws you in and makes the animal and story of the piece so easy to connect with. This combined with his new loose and powerful style, he creates individual personalities beautifully with these portraits.
Price : £8,950