MRS DARLING – Head of a Sheep (Life-size)

Mrs Darling is a pet Zwartbles sheep who we had with us for several years.  She used to come into the house, loved horse feed, pasta, bread – basically any food other than sheep pellets!  She wandered around the garden eating all the flowers and grass.  She then wondered why she was banished to the stable at night rather than our house.  Perhaps she felt more human than sheep!

She was old and wise, and had an amazingly expressive face to go with it.  I would constantly draw and photograph her face in order to try and capture her spirit, which I found hard to achieve!  I then decided to create a  sculpture of her face, in clay, and this made me stay in the yard for hours and hours either with my camera, clay or pad and pens.  As a result, I produced this bronze wildlife sculpture of her head – even though  she was more of a pet!  Certain features I have exaggerated.  For instance, her extraordinary ears which were always moving in opposite directions to one another.  Then there were her huge, staring eyes, always watching your every move in total silence.  Lastly, there was the wonderful textural contrast from her black smooth face to her big thick body of fur.

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

Finishes: Please note that the images shown are purely an indication of how a piece may look and the colour of the finish may vary.

If you like this sculpture but would like it in a different finish please click here for a selection of alternatives or contact Jane Shaw directly on 07931 772387.

MRS DARLING – Head of a Sheep (Life-size)

£2,100

Limited Edition of 25

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

Base: Metal frame suitable for inside or outside

The images are shown in a foundry bronze finish.

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Bronze resin sculptures:
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Medium resins within mainland UK: £50.
Outdoor bronze resin sculptures within mainland UK: £170.
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Bronze sculptures:
Small bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £50.
Medium bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £75.
Outdoor bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £250.
International shipping – price on application.

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MRS DARLING – Head of a Sheep (Life-size)

Mrs Darling is a pet Zwartbles sheep who we had with us for several years.  She used to come into the house, loved horse feed, pasta, bread – basically any food other than sheep pellets!  She wandered around the garden eating all the flowers and grass.  She then wondered why she was banished to the stable at night rather than our house.  Perhaps she felt more human than sheep!

She was old and wise, and had an amazingly expressive face to go with it.  I would constantly draw and photograph her face in order to try and capture her spirit, which I found hard to achieve!  I then decided to create a  sculpture of her face, in clay, and this made me stay in the yard for hours and hours either with my camera, clay or pad and pens.  As a result, I produced this bronze wildlife sculpture of her head – even though  she was more of a pet!  Certain features I have exaggerated.  For instance, her extraordinary ears which were always moving in opposite directions to one another.  Then there were her huge, staring eyes, always watching your every move in total silence.  Lastly, there was the wonderful textural contrast from her black smooth face to her big thick body of fur.

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

Finishes: Please note that the images shown are purely an indication of how a piece may look and the colour of the finish may vary.

If you like this sculpture but would like it in a different finish please click here for a selection of alternatives or contact Jane Shaw directly on 07931 772387.