The giant horse head sculpture that’s being created for the new affordable housing complex being built on Carslogie Road continues to take shape – and is now on the final furlong for completion!
The project – supported by Fife Council, Robertson Developers, and Community Lottery Funding Scotland, and facilitated by Cupar Arts, Cupar Development Trust and Three Estates Cupar – will see the 9ft high horse’s head installed and unveiled at the new development this autumn.
Representing and celebrating “Cupar’s rural, agricultural heritage and working horses” the sculpture (below left) will be decorated with enameled pieces (below middle), made through community-group making-sessions, to create a meadow – celebrating and encouraging green ecology approaches of past, present and future.
A hot air balloon will symbolise Cupar-born, San Francisco Sci Fi writer, Robert Duncan Milne (1844-99), after whom the housing complex will be named (below right) having been brought up at Carslogie House which was situated by Carslogie Farm, on the edge of Cupar.
The sculptor is Cameron Durie who has been undertaking the work at his workshop at Preston Lodge. The project coordinator is Margaret Robertson of Cupar Arts.
Margaret says: “The community-group enameling sessions have been very exciting and well received by the participants and we have been delighted with everyone’s positive and supportive comments throughout.”
Open day …
The next open day at Cameron’s workshop is Saturday 12th August from 1000 until 1600. Come along and see how the sculpture is progressing and discuss the ideas behind it with sculptor, Cameron, and project coordinator, Margaret.
Access to the workshop is through the opening on the left of Cupar YMCA, where it is situated at the far left corner of the square, next to Bespoke Joinery.
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