Sculpture entitled Bo Peep and her Sheep
Type Sculpture , Statue
This is a bronze statue of a woman, slightly impressionistic in a long flowing dress which trails on the ground. She has her hair in a bob, her left hand on her hip, her right hand reaching up to her neck in a fist-like gesture. Behind her stands an equally rough sheep painted in gloss black paint.
Diane Gorvin is the 'town sculptor' for Warrington and Runcorn; she originally took the job through the Manpower Services Commission and was then given a contract by the development corporation. Bo Peep was cast at the Meridian Foundry in London and the sheep were cast in concrete as a project at Liverpool College of Art and Design.
The sculpture of Bo Peep and sheep was commissioned for Birchwood Forest Park as an entertaining 'fun' piece that is to be used by the Park Rangers in projects with children. The sheep were scattered throughout the park and people are encouraged to go and look for them. This attracts visitors in the park to go places they might not otherwise consider going.
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