Bighorn Sheep


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Bighorn, Argali, Mouflon, Urial; no matter the name, wild sheep have inspired mountain people worldwide with their nimble climbing ability, hardiness and beauty. 

This design is my own composition of, specifically, an Eastern Sierra Bighorn Sheep. I find special stones with a ledge for the bighorn to traverse, and the handprints represent all the people who monitor, relocate, study and protect our local, extremely endandered mountain sheep. To honor and assist in my small way all the scientists who spend tireless hours protecting these wonderful animals, I donate 20% of the proceeds of every Bighorn painting  to the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Foundation to aid in their restoration work.

Airbrush, hand-painting and sgraffito on Eastern Sierra stone. I collected this rock from the Alabama Hills, near Death Valley, right after seeing a bighorn sheep. A good omen! Bighorns are just a bit darker than this rock, so the painting is darker than the real animal. Sort of like a silhouette.

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Airbrush, hand-painting and sgraffito on sandstone
This beautiful piece of sandstone had shimmery grey and ochre colors that remind me of the easter Sierra.

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Airbrush, hand-painting and sgraffito on Eastern Sierra stone.
This stone, although the same buff and brown colors of the other E. Sierra rock I collected,
is smoother and more rounded and weathered.

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Airbrush, hand-painting and sgraffito on Eastern Sierra stone.
This piece of stone suggests the volcanism at work in the Sierra.

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Airbrush, hand-painting and sgraffito on Eastern Sierra stone. 

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