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Manx



wall sculpture

24 1/4  x  18  x  10 1/2"

61 1/2  x  46  x   26 1/2 cm


up-cycled materials,  varnish glue

2018




Manx is based on Manx Loaghtan , a rare breed of sheep  from the Isle of Man.  These sheep  have four or even six horns.The word Loaghtan comes from the Manx words lugh dhoan, which mean mouse-brown, the colour of their coat.  They are an old species, having descended directly from the primitive prehistoric short-tailed  Northern European sheep. In the 1950s the Manx Loaghan almost went extinct, however through breeding efforts their population was rebuilt. Today Manx Loaghtan are monitored by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, a conservation charity protecting  the breeds native to the UK.