Curly Ewe - © 2010 Kristine Taylor, Bronze, edition of 15, 7”H x 9.5”L x 4”W
Exhibitions: 2013 International Exhibition on Animals in Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Sheep seem to be more wool than animal, so their thick coat creates lots of possibilities for the sculptor. Instead of creating a sense of “wooliness”, I chose to give this ewe a very stylish coat, not wool-like at all. I also studied the poses of fashion models. Since I had four legs to deal with, I positioned the front legs in the fashion model’s one-foot-in-front-of-the-other pose, and the back legs with the leg-to-the-side-pose. This ewe also has that look of knowing how beautiful her outfit really is.