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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Resting Sheep

Summary

Type Sculpture

     The sculpture depicts a sheep lying down as if resting. The sculptor chose this design because she wanted to produce a form that everyone was familiar with. Also, she felt that the rounded form of the sheep reflected the rolling landscape of Herefordshire and that it would therefore look at home in Bromyard. Placed at waist height, the sheep is readily approachable, and its rotund tactile qualities will encourage people to touch it, as indeed the artist intended. Over time, stroking the sheep will affect the patination and the natural colour of the bronze will begin to show through.
     This work was one of three specially commissioned for a millenial project that asked artists to explore Bromyard's unique historical links and its agricultural heritage. It was part of the town's planned enhancement scheme funded by a number of local, regional and European grants.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Campbell, Ann Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sheep Bronze Lifesize
Base Marble 5cm high
Plinth Concrete 68cm x 90cm x 1.2m

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
HEheBMxx002 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road Rowberry Street
Precise location outside Bromyard Heritage Centre
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1999-2000
Year of unveiling 2000
Unveiling details 2000
Commissioned by Bromyard and Winslow Town Council
Duty of care Bromyard and Windslow Town Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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