Thoroughbred Filly


This life sized sculpture of a throughbred foal was commissioned by racehorse breeder Sara Cumani for the grounds of the new home that she and her husband Luca have built near Newmarket.

I wanted to capture the leggy potential of a thoroughbred foal and enjoyed using all the found objects within the piece. The new house and grounds are at the heart of the Cumani’s successful stud, surrounded by immaculate fields of contented mares, foals and youngstock. The foal sculpture is visible from the house and stands overlooking some of the stud fields where the broodmares and foals graze. It is a very beautiful setting for the piece and I was thrilled that Sara has planted wildflowers in the lawns around the foal sculpture.