Champion Geo … a wonder horse!
An incredible horse sculpture was unveiled this week (Saturday 16th December 2023) at the new development on Carslogie Road.
Named “Geo” because of its geometric design, the horse sculpture celebrates three themes – Clydesdale Horses, Meadows & Ecology, and Cupar-born San Francisco Sci Fi Writer, Robert Duncan Milne (1844-99) … after whom the new housing is named.
The sculpture, is decorated with enameled meadow-flowers, bees and butterflies – made by local groups at Lottery-funded craft sessions (MS Society, Riding for the Disabled, Express Group, Kilmaron School, FASS and Lucky Ewe) and at drop-in days at the sculpture workshop.
It was kindly “opened” by two RDA horse-lovers, Alana Paterson Brown and Fiona Knowles, who made some of the flowers.
A hot air balloon on the back of the Sculpture depicts Robert Duncan Milne (1844-99) on board, to celebrate this exceptional, but little known, visionary Sci Fi writer, who was brought up at Carslogie House (now a ruin), just along the road.
Dundee University, where Robert Duncan Milne is currently being researched, had a presence at the opening, and are delighted to see him being honoured by Cupar in the street name and on the horse sculpture.
A year in the making …
The sculpture has taken a year to complete, in parallel with the new affordable housing.
The sculptor, Cameron Durie, and project facilitator Margaret Robertson (Cupar Arts Chair), are both pleased and relieved that the 9’ high metal sculpture is now safely installed and open to the public. An accompanying information leaflet has been produced and can be found around town in the usual places.
The horse sculpture strikes a strong, but gentle, iconic image, representing local pride and hope within its themes – an exciting addition to a quietly growing art, sculpture and heritage trail around Cupar.
It was funded by Robertson Homes, Fife Council and Community Lottery Fund Scotland, and supported by Cupar Arts, Cupar Development Trust, Three Estates Cupar and Dundee University. Thanks to all who contributed to this creative project!
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