HEATHER JANSCH IS known for her magnificent life-size driftwood horses at the Eden Project. I first met her over twenty-five years ago and will never forget the day we were talking about horses, when she suddenly started whinnying and trotting round the room! It was as if, in that moment, she was an arab filly.

At that time, she was mostly a painter, doing horse portraits for private clients. These pictures were remarkably accurate representational depictions – almost photographic in their realism. She was, however, getting bored with doing them. She was looking for a way forward.

She ...


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