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‘Mrs Darling’ | Head of a Zwartbles sheep | Bronze Animal Sculpture

Mrs Darling is a pet zwartbles sheep who we have had with us for over two years now.  She comes into the house, loves horse feed, pasta, bread – basically any food other than sheep pellets!  She wonders around the garden eating all the flowers and grass and wonders why she is banished to the stable at night rather than our house – as she feels more human than sheep!

She is old and wise, and has an amazingly expressive face to go with it, which I am constantly drawing and photographing in order to try and capture her spirit.  I decided to create a  sculpture of her face, in clay and so found myself in the yard for hours and hours either with my camera, clay or pad and pens and this is what I produced as a bronze wild life sculpture, even though our sheep is more of a pet animal!  Certain features I have exaggerated like her extraordinary ears which are always moving in opposite directions to one another and her huge staring eyes, always watching your every move in total silence and the wonderful textural contrast from her black smooth face to her big thick body of fur.

This is a life size bronze resin sheep’s head, which I have positioned on a thin, dark metal stand to minimise distraction from her face.  Its at eye level or just below and looks very striking in the corner of a room with contemporary or antique surrounds, or in the garden or a court yard.  Its not a wildlife bronze sculpture  which you need to walk all the way around so it can be positioned in a corner or with front view – a rare thing for a sculpture.                                

Materials: bronze resin as a  limited edition of 12 or bronze as a limited edition of 9

Measurement: H 45 cm (147cm including stand) L40cm W40cm

Price: £1,700 bronze resin

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