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: Large Landscape

Large Sheep Column - Amber Large Sheep Column - Green & Yellow Large Sheep Column - Exhibition space, Amber Large Column - Green & Yellow

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.

Large Sheep Landscape: A larger, single version of the smaller landscape, but with four sheep 'squeezed' on to the top.  Approx dimensions: 12cm x 12cm (bottom of glass base), 28cm height (of glass column, not including sheep which vary).

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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