Where: Dubai Hills Estate
When: Permanent Installation
Created in clay and cast in bronze, ‘Life Size Andalucian I’ by Vincent Da Silva, serves as a powerful reminder of the UAE’s rich equestrian heritage. Sculpted at a height of 1.8 meters and 2.6 meters in length, it illustrates the spirit of determination portrayed by Arabian horses alongside modern-day tales of chivalry and bravery. The majestic Arabian horse lies at the core of the region’s culture and this sculpture beautifully captures its dynamic yet graceful nature.
About the artist:
Vincent Da Silva is a young South African artist based in Cape Town. Da Silva uses the ‘Lost Wax’ casting technique, an intricate method that he applies to cast animal forms in Bronze. Fascinated by energy and movement of animals in the wild, the artist is insistent of the most honest and unhindered presentation in all his works.
Many of his works feature among the Art Emaar collection including ‘Large Cornering Cheetah’, and ‘Rhims Gazelle Herd Edition I’.