Farming Landscapes, New Zealand sheep scenes by Audrey GARRATT

This series of farming scenes began as I observed the behaviours of sheep in a mob, how they reacted to and responded to those that work with them, both human and animal. New Zealand has many breeds of sheep, but our merinos have the ability to thrive in a hostile mountain environment and produce an amazingly fine wool, sought by fashion houses world-wide. It is the sheep's human-like characteristics that I wanted to portray, remembering a certain teacher who said that we are all like sheep, and he as the Good Shepherd loves every one of us, the risk-takers, the wary, the leaders, the followers and those just desiring rest.

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