Sailing By

Sailing By, 2006
Poole Harbour, Dorset, UK

Commissioned by Taylor Woodrow in association with Poole Borough Council, 2005

The sculpture comprises a series of carved upright forms and angles arranged to reflect visual elements of the sea and the boats’ masts and sails in the harbour beyond the site.  It is situated either side of a path that leads through the new housing towards the harbour, acting as a symbolic gateway.

‘I am delighted and amazed at how the 'pure' medium used is so fluid in its effect. Hamish Horsley has captured perfectly the essence of Poole and all its ancient maritime history, by bringing us into the present with this innovative but classic piece’ Mayor of Poole, Cllr Mrs Judy Butt.

Material: Portland stone
Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 2 meters

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 on-site installation

on-site installation

 studio construction and carving

studio construction and carving

 studio construction and carving

studio construction and carving

 studio construction and carving

studio construction and carving

 working drawing

working drawing

 presentation maquette

presentation maquette