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Chalk Horses

  • Alan Bond, Chalk Horses drawing
  • Alan Bond, Chalk Horses model
  • Alan Bond, Chalk Horses model
  • Alan Bond Chalk Horses hillside
  • Alan Bond, Chalk Horses sculpture
  • Alan Bond, Chalk Horses sculptures
  • Alan Bond, Chalk Horses sculpture

Chalk Horses

2010 – Rabley Drawing Centre

2011 – White Horses and Hill Figures. Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes

The hillside carvings of white horses in Wiltshire and Berkshire are ancient drawings that have undergone change. Through neglect and re-cutting, restoration and changing aesthetic preferences they have arrived at their current forms. By now they are emblems, icons or logos. I see them as a Wiltshire equivalent to the Spanish, ‘Osbourne‘ black bulls; advertising hoardings that have survived regulation against roadside distractions and are now considered artworks and emblems of Spain.

In my ‘Chalk Horse‘ series of sculptures and drawings I have imagined the Wiltshire horses as three-dimensional animals, roadside hoardings and ‘Grand Projects‘. They are now more mobile and could be relocated anywhere.