Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Arabian Horse Statue and Fountain
This fountain and bronze statue of five horses is in a traffic circle in the middle of Fifth Avenue and Marshall Way, which is in the heart of the shopping district of Old Town Scottsdale. The statue is by Bob Parks who owned an art gallery on Fifth Avenue for more than 30 years. He created this bronze fountain 19 years ago. He worked with Tom Chauncey, a famous Arabian horse-breeder, and Parks chose five celebrated Arabian horses as models for this statue. The names of the horses are Ben Bask, Mi Toska, MS Batista, Frye Love, and Euros. The statues are anatomically correct for Arabian horses, including distinctive muscle structure, arched necks, high tails, and large eyes. Parks created more than 300 bronze sculptures and his customers included the Saudi Royal Family.