Thrills of glorious driftwood: Wild horses created from pieces of floating timber

perfect for the up incoming Chinese newyear

Metro

There may be only half a length in it but the horse in front is a dead cert to stay there in this beach gallop.

The three noble steeds apparently thundering across the sand are sculptures by James Doran-Webb, from Birmingham.

It took the master craftsman six months to assemble them by fixing hundreds of pieces of driftwood to steel skeletons.

‘By the time they are finished, each one weighs 500kg (78st) and can hold the weight of four or five people,’ said the 46-year-old.

Mr Doran-Webb, pictured ‘riding’ one of his creations, has lived for 26 years in Cebu, in the Philippines, where he began collecting driftwood for his sculptures by patrolling the coastline in a kayak.

He now employs staff to find wood for his works, which also include the jumping and drinking horses pictured on the left.

The galloping scene was commissioned for celebrations of the Chinese…

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