About Golden Fleece

Inspired by Brighton’s ancient elm trees, ‘Golden Fleece’ features ‘The Preston Twins’ which, at 400 years old, were the oldest surviving elm trees in the world until they were savaged by Elm disease and storm damage. The brown hairstreak butterfly lives in a tiny ecosystem that exists in the tops of elm trees and is featured in microscopic close-up in this design. Fine gold lines highlight the delicate veining structure in the butterfly’s wings and in the elm leaves.

Modern, elegant, and bursting with colour, Sarah Arnett’s artwork draws on her life experiences: growing up in Zimbabwe, travelling through India, and living in Brighton.

About this sculpture

Created by: Sarah Arnett

Sponsored by: Golden Lion Group

Location: Floral Clock

Bus Routes: 1,1A,2,5,5A,5B,6,25,46,49,700

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About Golden Lion Group

Golden Lion Group is a family-run business with venues across Brighton & Hove. We’ve been around for over 40 years and continue to offer exciting bars, pubs, and function spaces to visitors and residents. We also offer some of the best food around!

Join us at a Golden Lion Group venue: party in Patcham, make merry in Rottingdean, celebrate in Hove and have fun in the Lanes – we have something for all!

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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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