Nic Fiddian-Green

Born in 1963, British artist Nic Fiddian-Green grew up in rural Hampshire and has been whispering in the ear of man’s oldest friend throughout a career spanning more than 35 years. In the calm of his studio, with its sweeping views over the Surrey countryside in which he settled in the 1990s, he sculpts this noble beast for several hours a day, striving to encapsulate its strength and majesty on a monumental scale. A peerless draughtsman and sculptor, Fiddian-Green specializes in equestrian sculpture in realist style. He is trained in the challenging lost-wax technique, creating plaster moulds in his studio in Surrey and casting monumental pieces in his own foundry. It is here that Nic Fiddian-Green experiments with a palette of materials such as bronze, but also others including lead, marble, copper and natural stone. Working with crystal is a first for him.

OUR COLLABORATION with Nic Fiddian-Green gives birth to the first interpretation in light and crystal of Still Water, the emblematic sculpture by British artist. Stretching their know-how to the limits, the craftsmen of Lalique devised an “animal touch” technique and reproduced Nic Fiddian-Green’s gesture, resembling that of an illusionist: a balancing act in which the animal is poised on the tip of its muzzle, brushing the surface of the water. Strong in its presence, helpless in its posture.