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Up And Over

By kaybee  
In Peebles there is a sculpture of Scott Brash the equestrian rider who is a nature to the town.
It was made by the blacksmith/sculptor Kev Paxton who only works with reclaimed/scrap metal.

I have taken pictures of the sculpture before but never been happy with the results (it is in a nightmare location for intrusive and cluttered backgrounds).
On this occasion I got a bit more 'up close & personal' and tried to make more of the detail in the work.

The horse and rider are made entirely of discarded horseshoes (okay - maybe not the horse's eyes .... but who knows).

Tags: General Sculpture

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dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1976 England
24 Nov 2022 10:39AM
A beautiful idea... Presumably, in the past (still?) old horseshoes were melted down and recycled?
24 Nov 2022 10:52AM
A very clever sculpture well photographed by you.

Val
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2022 3:20PM
I like the cobwebs.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2022 5:31PM
A terrific sculpture and capture; thanks for sharing
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
24 Nov 2022 8:18PM
John - I have no idea if I am honest

Val - it is all down to Kev ..... have a look at His Website

Fefe - so did I , but I didn't have a suitable lens with me to make the best of them.

Ju - I refer you to the link above.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2277 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2022 8:52PM
Although I like to see the whole sculpture, which I have now seen thanks to your link, I do like close details too, and think you honed in on the important aspects of this wonderful work of art. It seems incredible that only horseshoes were used, a bit like some sculptures I've seen, just car hubs for instance. Looking at that link, I can see what you mean about the background, but sculptors don't often consider important things like that when deciding on a location for their workSad.
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
25 Nov 2022 7:22AM
Thank you all very much

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