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'Game On' -Bighorn Sheep
Edition of 48

The bighorn sheep is one of my favorite animals, but ironically, this is my first sculpture of one. Michael and I hiked up a hill in southern Colorado where a small band was grazing. Three rams were following a ewe, and the competition was keen. We watched one sideswipe an opponent, nearly knocking him over a cliff... the rocks tumbled over the edge as he scrambled to safety. I find their posturing during the rut intriguing, as their head-drop displays are directed at both the ewes and rival males. For different reasons, of course!

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