About Coaster

Japanese culture recognises the short-lived life-span of the cherry blossom; a metaphor for our ‘fleeting lives’ and a reminder that we should cherish every minute. Sakura was inspired by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s ‘Goten-Yama Hill on the Takaido’ with it’s depiction of cherry blossom trees, and given a Sussex twist.

Fiona Blair is a freelance illustrator based in the heart of Brighton. Her portfolio is comprised of vibrant, detailed, acrylic illustrations and oil-colour paintings exploring a variety of subjects.

About this sculpture

Created by: Fiona Blair

Sponsored by: Brighton & Hove Buses

Location: Churchill Square (Outside)

Bus Routes: All Routes

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About Brighton & Hove Buses

Shaun’s fleece is inspired by the beautiful South Downs and stunning Seven Sisters, famous for its white cliffs, oxbow lake and dramatic, undulating coastline. At Brighton & Hove Buses, we take people here every day, onboard our 12 Coaster bus service where, from the top deck, you may even catch a sunset or sunrise.

The Reverend Richard Coles, half of former 80s pop band The Communards, called it “the best bus route in the world”.

Why not hop onboard a Coaster bus and see for yourself

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Shauns for Sale

Shaun by the Sea is raising money to Help Martlets Keep Caring for people facing the toughest of times.

At the end of the trail, our large Shauns will all be auctioned off to raise funds for Martlets Hospice. If you like this sculpture, click the button below to find out more about how you can take it home by bidding at our auction on Monday 27th November.

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A Wild in Art Event

Wild in Art is the leading producer of spectacular public art events which enrich, entertain, inform and connect communities – giving people of all ages a voice through art.

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