Sheep and Things:

July 20th, 2012


Been taking pictures of carved sheep and such lately and thought I’d dedicate a page to them.

Oct 29, 2012

This is Good. Philadelphia Inquirer article.
MADRID – Spanish shepherds led a flock of more than 2,000 sheep through central Madrid on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices.

Inquirer article on Sheep in Madrid

Sept 23, 2012

“Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow” by Red Grooms, 2000, cast Bronze. This sculpture is in The Grounds for Sculpture in NJ. I have a post of Henry Moore’s Sheep Sketchbook here.

Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow

Henry Moore in a Sheep Meadow
detail of sheep

Sept 21, 2012

These Grazing “Cotswald Sheep” are by sculpture Charles Layland. They “live” in the sheep meadow at Morris Aboretum.

Sheep at Morris Arboretum

July 22, 2012

Since I like sheep, people give me sheep including these two.

Toy sheep

The first was taken last year at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia and the second this year at Nemours in DE

Bartram's Sheep Nemours' Sheep

The third is a small metal piece that might be a finial or handle. It is about 4″ tall and has a place for a screw about 3/8th wide in the base. Sort of a Janus, the Roman two headed god who looks forwards and backwards. January looks to the last year and forwards to the new.

2 Headed Metal sheep