Merino Ram - 2015

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 12, dated 2015
3,600 Inc. VAT
21cm long x 27cm high x 14cm wide / 8" long x 10.5" high x 5.5" wide
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Merino sheep are much prized for their soft fine wool and when Hamish was in Australia he was able to study them on sheep farms in the outback.

"“In 1788, 28 Merino sheep formed the farming backbone of Australia. By 1830, there were over 2 million sheep. Now there are more than 35 million. Thank you to the North Ashrose Stud in South Australia for getting me close to those incredibly sculptural horns." (HM)

Hamish’s Merino Ram sculpture presents all the characteristics that this breed of sheep is valued for. The thick fleece is dense and finely crimped, the magnificent spiral horns curl close to the head. Merino Ram sculpture is available in limited edition in bronze or silver. This is the bronze sculpture.

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THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING

Merino sheep photographed on Hamish Mackie's research trip to Australia
British sculptor Hamish Mackie knelt next to Merino ram on research trip to Australia

Prized for its wool, in 1788, 28 merino sheep formed the farming backbone of Australia. By 1830 there were over 2 million sheep. This Merino Ram was sculpted at the North Ashrose Stud in South Australia. A couple of ram were penned up for me to study, and this maquette, together with Merino Ram Head, was started on site, and then finished back in my studio in Oxfordshire.