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Breathtaking Driftwood Horse Sculptures by James Doran-Webb

By • Jan 17th, 2014 • Category: Animals, Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

The raw spirit and freedom that wild horses represent to us have been captured perfectly in sculptor James Doran-Webb’s breathtaking driftwood horse pieces. The driftwood’s seemingly fluid forms, carved by the waves, lend themselves perfectly to the galloping horses’ features. The beautiful and emotional pieces took 1,000-3,000 hours for James and a team of craftsmen to complete.

Amazing Fountain of Running Horses at Las Colinas

By • Sep 30th, 2011 • Category: Picture of the Day, Sculpting

Mustangs at Las Colinas is a breathtakingly realistic bronze sculpture by Robert Glen, that decorates Williams Square in Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. It is said to be the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. The mustangs were shipped by air from England to Irving, Texas, and after the intricate procedure of mounting the figures, the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture was dedicated on September 25, 1984. The sculpture commemorates the wild mustangs that were historically important inhabitants of much of Texas. It portrays a group at 1.5 times life size, running through a watercourse, with fountains giving the effect of water splashed by the animals’ hooves. The horses are intended to represent the drive, initiative and unfettered lifestyle that were fundamental to the state in its pioneer days.