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Ciresio Caballo - Horse, Spain


Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites


Ciresio Caballo

Selected for the 2001 Rincon de Ademuz Sculpture Biennial, Spain

Phil went to Spain in April 2001 to make the 3 metre high horse sculpture, helped by Chris Butler, Director of Castle Fine Arts Foundry. It was formed from evergreen oak branches which they gathered from woods on the mountainside above the village of Arroyo Cerezo. This was where they stayed, in accommodation provided by Jose Luis Rodilla, one of the organizers of the Sculpture Biennial.

The site was decided on and the sculpture built on the spot, it was named Ciresio by the villagers because Ciresio was the old Roman name of the village.

Ciresio was awarded the Gold Manzana by the panel for the best sculpture in the exhibition, it was also awarded the Silver Manzana by the vote of the participating sculptors. All those exhibiting in the biennial were awarded a bronze Manzana

© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2020