35ft horse's head sculpture graces South Downs

IMPOSING: The 35ft sculpture

IMPOSING: The 35ft sculpture

First published in News

Artemis, a 35ft tall sculpture of a horse's head by sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green sits on top of Trundle Hill at Goodwood where it will stay for six months. The artist hopes it will become a permanent feature on the Sussex Downs.

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5:32pm Wed 15 Dec 10

Nick Brighton says...

What an eyesore! How can anyone think that this monstrosity will add to the natural beauty of the South Downs. Put it where it belongs - in a scrap yard!
What an eyesore! How can anyone think that this monstrosity will add to the natural beauty of the South Downs. Put it where it belongs - in a scrap yard! Nick Brighton
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6:06pm Wed 15 Dec 10

MantaRay1 says...

I think it's rather good actually.
I think it's rather good actually. MantaRay1
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6:40pm Wed 15 Dec 10

Peter the Great says...

MantaRay1 wrote:
I think it's rather good actually.
So do I.
[quote][p][bold]MantaRay1[/bold] wrote: I think it's rather good actually.[/p][/quote]So do I. Peter the Great
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7:30pm Wed 15 Dec 10

strange fish says...

Looks like scrap to me as well.
I,m glad its in Goodwood and not on our local downs.
However, what does Spooners Mighty Horse think?
Horse heads on spikes on the Downs !
Looks like scrap to me as well. I,m glad its in Goodwood and not on our local downs. However, what does Spooners Mighty Horse think? Horse heads on spikes on the Downs ! strange fish
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8:24pm Wed 15 Dec 10

twosugars says...

Quite right! God forbid we should have large lumps of scrap metal in Brighton. Hang on a mo, what about the "donut" and that curved iron thingy bolted together on the beach between the piers. At least Artermis has some relevance to Goodwood and its horse racing history. And as for the west pier...
Quite right! God forbid we should have large lumps of scrap metal in Brighton. Hang on a mo, what about the "donut" and that curved iron thingy bolted together on the beach between the piers. At least Artermis has some relevance to Goodwood and its horse racing history. And as for the west pier... twosugars
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8:50pm Wed 15 Dec 10

MoreMikey says...

Did someone make the artist an offer he couldn't refuse?
Did someone make the artist an offer he couldn't refuse? MoreMikey
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10:47pm Wed 15 Dec 10

vince m says...

Hate to say it, but if that's made of copper or bronze, I'll be amazed if it is still there in six week's time......
Hate to say it, but if that's made of copper or bronze, I'll be amazed if it is still there in six week's time...... vince m
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7:56am Thu 16 Dec 10

Made In Sussex says...

Blimey..its only there for 6 months!..I agree its interesting and yes lets not waste it on the downs behind Brighton..
Blimey..its only there for 6 months!..I agree its interesting and yes lets not waste it on the downs behind Brighton.. Made In Sussex
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8:55am Thu 16 Dec 10

Hove Actually says...

Is this an advert for the God Father?
Is this an advert for the God Father? Hove Actually
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9:59am Thu 16 Dec 10

lordenglandofsussex says...

Those hoping for the sculpture to be removed after six months will most likely have their wishes granted before that time frame - by scrap metal thieves!
Those hoping for the sculpture to be removed after six months will most likely have their wishes granted before that time frame - by scrap metal thieves! lordenglandofsussex
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2:41pm Thu 16 Dec 10

Gazza says...

I wonder if the head spins round in the wind then at least it could be functional and create much needed electricity for our dept country. Lets hope a twister rips it out the ground and plonks it on the heads of the south downs national park committee in Midhurst because they must have passed this monumental folly in the first place.
The number One article mentioned in the South Downs National Park Web site on their first page is
http://www.southdown
s.gov.uk/
1. To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area… (Think Not)

Yours faithfully
Mr Horse a Horse a Kingdom for my Horse
I wonder if the head spins round in the wind then at least it could be functional and create much needed electricity for our dept country. Lets hope a twister rips it out the ground and plonks it on the heads of the south downs national park committee in Midhurst because they must have passed this monumental folly in the first place. The number One article mentioned in the South Downs National Park Web site on their first page is http://www.southdown s.gov.uk/ 1. To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area… (Think Not) Yours faithfully Mr Horse a Horse a Kingdom for my Horse Gazza
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2:47pm Thu 16 Dec 10

Jimthefirst says...

Wont it frighten the horses?
Wont it frighten the horses? Jimthefirst
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3:35pm Thu 16 Dec 10

tombraider59 says...

I think it looks great!
I think it looks great! tombraider59
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4:22pm Thu 16 Dec 10

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

MantaRay1 wrote:
I think it's rather good actually.
Me too. Why should outdoor statues be confined to city streets? I think the South Downs is an excellent setting for that piece of work as the open space acts as the ideal background. The Angel of The North is another good example.
[quote][p][bold]MantaRay1[/bold] wrote: I think it's rather good actually.[/p][/quote]Me too. Why should outdoor statues be confined to city streets? I think the South Downs is an excellent setting for that piece of work as the open space acts as the ideal background. The Angel of The North is another good example. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
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5:44pm Thu 16 Dec 10

strange fish says...

Absolute tosh
Absolute tosh strange fish
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8:31pm Thu 16 Dec 10

Tom V says...

I think it's beautiful but just hope that the central post is strong enough to support it, especially when it's weighed down by snow or battered by wind. Looks a bit too fragile for such an exposed spot in the winter.
I think it's beautiful but just hope that the central post is strong enough to support it, especially when it's weighed down by snow or battered by wind. Looks a bit too fragile for such an exposed spot in the winter. Tom V
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