Bronze Verdigris on Sandstone. Editions 3 & 4 of 18 (nine pairs).
This horse is from a small yard in the Scottish borders, named Mr Mecurial. With his owner, also his jockey, he ran Cheltenham festival 2020 and won the Best Turned Out with his grooms. He was sculpted whilst out at grass with other horses in the yard, a few weeks before beginning training for the Cheltenham Festival. A month later he was racing fit and looking quite different. These sculptures reflect the ‘at rest’ periods of the horses’ lives.
Jameson often repeat casts the same sculpture and places them together, as shown in At Grass, which always allows the viewer more than one aspect of the subject.
At Rest II
Double horse head, Bronze, on Darney Stone, showing natural inclusions (Local Scottish Borders Stone).
£9,500. Available on Portland Stone (+£500).
This piece was originally the maquette for a recent commission for a life-sized sculpture. Jameson travelled to Switzerland to sculpt the initial stages from life at the horse’s yard, before completing it in the studio. She tries wherever possible to sculpt from life to gain an accurate representation and individual sense of each horse.
Frippy Jameson lives and works from her studio in the Scottish Borders, sculpting life size to one fifth scale, equine and figurative pieces from clay into bronze. studied Fine Art Sculpture at Camberwell College of Art and Design and City & Guilds of London Art School. She trained in sculptural stone-carving at The Portland Sculpture Trust, Tout Quarry.