Sunday, August 8, 2010

Swarovski Crystal Horse by Stella McCartney

Here's a happy combination of two of my favorite things: horses and crystals. Stella McCartney, daughter of former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, designed this fantastic "sculpture" for installation at Belsay Castle in Northumberland, U.K.

Named "Lucky Spot," it consists of thousands of Swarovski crystals hanging from precisely aligned threads to create a chandelier image of a fantastic horse.

Lucky Spot is a tribute to Stella's late mother, Linda, who loved horses, as well as a modern response to the famous painting Whistlejacket, by 18th Century artist George Stubbs.

How very appropriate, given that Whistlejacket was foaled at Belsay Castle.

Whistlejacket, painted in about 1762 by George Stubbs.

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