Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cat Urbigkit knows her sheep -- and so does Lander sculptor David Alan Clark

Top photo: Three sculpted sheep and a herding dog await final touches by artist David Alan Clark. Bottom photo: Clark with the sheepherder’s horse that will be part of the installation. Photos by Cat Urbigkit.
From writer and artist and sheep expert Cat Urbigkit of Pinedale:
I was invited to sculptor David Alan Clark’s Lander studio last week to have a look at his current work in progress: a life-sized tribute to the western sheep industry. The installation, commissioned by the Rock Springs Community Closet, will feature a sheepherder with horse, dog and small flock of ewes. This public art project is due for installation later this fall.

David invited me to have a look at the animals, knowing that I live with sheep and might be able to see anything that didn’t seem authentic. Of course, he had done extensive homework and my trip was really more to admire the pieces, which are magnificent and will soon proceed to the bronze foundry.

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