Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Sculptures

Sculptures

Cotswold Sheep

Creator: Charles Layland (American, b. 1928)
Material: cor-ten steel
Year: 1980
Gift of Philip and Muriel Berman

When viewed from a distance, these Cor-ten steel Cotswold sheep seem startlingly alive. They were fabricated at 125 percent of life-size, to avoid appearing diminished by the vast meadow. Historically, garden parks like the Arboretum sometimes included ornamental farms with livestock. Not only did sheep trim the lawn, but as picturesque counterpoints to the cultivated landscape, they provided a reference to an agricultural past.

Cotswold Sheep

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