Race Against Time
A BRUSH WITH DEATH RENEWED Nic Fiddian- Green’s ZEST FOR LIFE—AND HIS ART. THE MASTER OF EQUINE SCULPTURE TELLS Madeleine Ross ABOUT AN EPIC RIDE OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE
Nic fiddian-green was raised in the English countryside, rearing and riding horses on his family’s estate. “Horses were just a part of life,” the former Etonian tells me as we sip hot coffee from paper cups on an Arctic day. We’re braving the cold to admire his latest work, Horseatwater, which kisses the surface of a shallow pool outside the headquarters of Swire in the Quarry Bay district of Hong Kong Island. This is the first of his works to be erected in Asia—the first of many, he hopes—but dozens already adorn the cities and landscapes of Europe and Australia. Perhaps his most famous piece— Stillwater, the sculpture that first piqued the interest of the international community— stands at London’s Marble Arch.