Life-size and perfectly observed, this beautiful work of art has been the symbol of the town of Scone since 1982.
Although it promotes the town’s concept of itself as the Horse Capital of Australia, it is graceful and tender, gentle and universal. It neighs softly of love more than of anything else.
The artist is Gabriel Sterk (born 1942). He was born in the Netherlands but grew up in Australia. He lives in France now but his studio was in Adelaide at the time. He cast this work himself, being a sculptor who is also his own founder.