DALL SHEEP DUALITY
Dall sheep horns, skull, 23x16.5x9in,
Commissioned for the collection of Wayne Towriss
The commissioner of this sculpture hunted this Dall sheep (Ovis dalli), some years ago and rejected the skull and horns as a possible mount due to the bullet damage on the right (viewer’s right) horn. I suggested that it might be possible to carve the skull and either include or work around the bullet damage on the horn. The embedded bullet is included in the final sculpture.
The approach to carving this duality themed sculpture was modified to allow for the possibility that the whole could be separated into three distinct, stand-alone, sculptures. Each of the horns and skull display carved curved and angled elements.
Publications: Arabella; Wildlife Art Journal; Trophy Rooms from Around the World: Vol 5