Jessica Irena Smith :: The Rocky Mountain Sheep Series is inspired by the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and its wildlife.  Each piece consists of a tapered glass base - the 'landscape' - cast using the painstaking 'lost wax' process then highly polished, ... View page for full story

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Rocky Mountain Sheep Series: 3-Part & Horizontal Landscape

Wall of Sheep - Pale Blue Wall of Sheep - Blues Wall of Sheep - Mixed colours Wall of Sheep - Pale Blue, Lamb detail

The Rocky Mountain Sheep Series is inspired by the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains and its wildlife.  Each piece consists of a tapered glass base - the 'landscape' - cast using the painstaking 'lost wax' process then highly polished, on top of which are balanced precariously a number of exquisitely detailed, cast bronze figurines, which have been hand cold-finished and patinated.

Designed to emphasise the beauty of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and its habitat, the pieces also have an intended element of humour, with each piece featuring the sheep in various poses (not all of which are entirely natural!), carefully balanced on their glass bases.  The bases are striking in their simplicity - an abstracted landscape, with sharp geometric shapes and a smooth finish, which contrasts with its highly detailed bronze 'inhabitants'.  Vivid colour has been used for the bases so as to reflect the striking natural colours of the Rockies.  These colours change throughout the day depending upon the light.

Horizontal Landscape: A wedge-shaped glass base which tapers almost to a point at one end, with four sheep balanced at various points all the way along.  Approx dimensions: 3cm width (at widest point), 27.5cm length (length of first 'wall' only), 14.5cm height (of glass base, not including sheep which vary in height).

Commissions can also be made to specific colours.  Please email info@jessicairena.com for further details or any other enquiries.

Posted: 16/07/2009 | Back to Portfolio

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