£1,000 to £10,000Bronze/ bronze resin sculpturesSculpture

Mrs Darling by Jane Shaw – £2,500

MRS DARLING – Head of a Zwartbles Sheep

LIMITED EDITION OF 25

MATERIAL: BRONZE RESIN

MEASUREMENTS: H 45 CM (147CM INCLUDING STAND) L40CM W40CM

BASE: BLACK METAL BASE

Jane Shaw on this sculpture: 

MRS DARLING – HEAD OF A ZWARTBLES SHEEP

Mrs Darling is a pet Zwartbles Sheep who lived with us for over two years.  She would come into the house, loved horse feed, pasta and bread.  Basically any food other than sheep pellets!  She would wander around the garden eating all the flowers and grass and then wondered why she was banished to the stable at night rather than our house!

She became old and wise, and had an amazingly expressive face, which I would constantly endeavour to draw and photograph in order to try and capture her spirit.  Sadly, I still have not managed to create a good drawing of her.

Before she died, I decided to create a  sculpture of her face in clay, and so found myself in the yard for hours and hours and this is what I produced as a bronze wild life sculpture, even though Mrs Darling was more of a pet!  Certain features I have exaggerated like her extraordinary ears which were always moving in opposite directions to one another.  Her huge staring eyes, always watching your every move in total silence.  The wonderful textural contrast from her black smooth face to her big thick body of fur.

Mrs Darling died soon after I completed the sculpture which broke our hearts and saddened many who knew her in Dorset.   She was a special old girl.

As a life-size bronze sculpture, I have positioned it on a thin, dark metal stand to minimise distraction from her face.  It’s 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.

The sculpture can be cast as a limited edition of 25 in bronze resin.

 

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