Worthing artist has work displayed on Pavilion roundabout

Winged Horse sculpture on Pavilion roundabout
Winged Horse sculpture on Pavilion roundabout

A WORTHING artist has become the first to have their work displayed on the Pavilion roundabout on Marine Parade.

The sculpture, called the Winged Horse, is the work of Alan Tobias-Williams and is on display on the plinth.

The plinth was offered to artists via the Worthing arts council, and Alan’s work was chosen by the town centre steering committee because of how it linked well with flying, and the Worthing International Birdman competition, which will be hosted in Worthing again this August.

Alan said: “I used to own a horse in Spain that I would ride while he swam in the warm Mediterranean sea. The horse seemed to enjoy the exercise of swimming and the feeling for me was like flying through the air which I never forgot. The sculpture of the Winged Horse evokes those memories.”

Alan was inspired by his mother who was a sculptor, who taught him to work in stone.

He then went on to cut, weld and paint steel, drawing through the paint with an angle grinder.

This particular structure is made from a single piece of steel tube which unfurls from the top to form the Winged Horse.

It will remain in place through the summer months, when another artist will be selected to display their artwork.