Just to let everyone know, very exciting news, amazing sculptor Charles Buchanan is sculpting Brigadier. Hoping to be able raise funds so that we can have a life size bronze done and possibly find a home for it at Police Headquarters or Mounted Headquarters, not sure. It would be so amazing to have such a beautiful and permanent tribute to him.
Hello honourable people,
As a sculptor, with a police background, my creations are of people and things equestrian, so I have taken it upon myself to sculpt/model a statuette of deceased Toronto Mounted Police horse, Brigadier. With permission I am using reference photographs by Toronto photographer Anne de Haas, who has been associated with the TMP unit for some years. Brigadier is being modelled in a classical pose, as photographically captured by Anne on the shore of Lake Ontario, the pose being similar to George F. Watts’ colossal statue, ‘Physical Energy’ and Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘horse’.
I would like to keep you all updated on my progress as I ultimately believe that in his memory, the work should be cast in bronze for permanent display.