Rockstar Ram

I recently completed “The Ram,” pictured below.  The model for sheep on the boat was a young ram that came under the care of Aimee León, while she was in the Faroe Islands on her Wool Away Project.

It turns out that this young ram was a good choice for a model–he  has since been selected to be one of THE rams. That is a big deal in the Faroes, there aren’t too many rams. Only one or two are chosen from a herd each year. The rest are slaughtered for meat for the year.  Aimee León had rescued him out of a vertical rocky crevasse after he broke his leg and carried him back around her neck in her scarf. She became fond of him while caring for him afterwards, and sent his picture when I asked for a sheep model. It turns out that we picked a real stud–This guy will literally make hundreds of babies.

The Model

The Model

The print he is featured in:

The Ram 12"x9", multiple plate etching

The Ram 12″ x 9″, multiple plate etching

 

 

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One response to “Rockstar Ram

  1. Wow, what a story Ray (wiping away a tear).
    There’s your book…just satin’
    Mary

    Sent from my iPhone

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