Monday, March 9, 2015

10th Light Horse Brigade sculpture

Over the last few weeks I have noticed a wonderful roadside metal sculpture near a business a short drive from my place.   I decided to take a couple of photos of it and hopefully find out where it is destined to live.  My photos were somewhat spoiled by a busy commercial background from nearby businesses. 

                              click photos to enlarge


I noticed some signage on the nearest building which suggested that it was of their making and went in and asked a few questions for this blog.  The owner, Albert de Boer, invited me into the inner sanctum of his business ‘Forever Shining’ and gave me a thirty minute rundown of their products and manufacture of memorials of all sorts in a wide variety of materials; glass, granite steel, stainless steel and a few other mediums my 75 year old brain has forgotten.  I mentioned that none of my friends would probably commission a headstone as we were probably going to be cooked.  Albert, in sales mode, suggested an urn for our ashes. 

 The sculpture is a life-size horse and mounted soldier of Australia’s AIF Light Horse Regiment and is to be installed at the Western Australian wheatbelt town of Kondinin.  It is to be installed so that at the dawn service commemorating The Light Horse Regiment the dawn sun shining through the sculpture will create a silhouette.


           This is how it will look at the Dawn Service


            The plaque to be attached to the sculpture


On their site, found here, one can even create a headstone, urn etc, choosing materials, size and artwork and can at any time get an estimate of the cost by pressing a button.  There is a demo for you to check the process out.  Great stuff from a business I and my friends knew nothing about.   The office is very techo with a staff of graphic artists and artisans. Drop by their site and make your own headstone……http://www.forevershining.com.au

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How perfect is that horse with the sub behind it,Really better than most of the sculptures by the sea, I wish now that I had a head stone for Had, I could visit it and leave flowers , Keep in contact or I could join Pam's spirit s group and talk to him,,,,,,Marg

Anonymous said...

How perfect is that horse with the sub behind it,Really better than most of the sculptures by the sea, I wish now that I had a head stone for Had, I could visit it and leave flowers , Keep in contact or I could join Pam's spirit s group and talk to him,,,,,,Marg

Brette Lockyer said...

Hello Lock Family blog
Thanks for including that lovely photo of the sculpture lit by the sun. Would you mind if I link the picture on my blog? My school students are investigating the Anzac horses: http://brettelockyer.edublogs.org/2015/04/19/anzac-horses/
cheers
Ms Brette Lockyer

Brendan K said...

Hi, my name is Brendan, and I worked for Albert De Boar at the time. I designed the horse, did the concept art and put it together. Thanks so much for the support and enthusiasm, Kev and everyone!
More images of the making-of process and concept art can be found here if anyones interested;

https://brendankalnins.wordpress.com/public-artwork/