At GOODIEZ, we pride ourselves in finding and supporting local artists and crafters from all over Africa whose products are unique, of the highest quality and generally depict unique aspects of Africa and South Africa.
Our sheep artist, from Cape Town, South Africa, ANN GADD, likes to create quirky art that makes people laugh.
The first sheep was painted in 2001, called “The sheep who studied astrology”. Thereafter, a couple of “Ambitious Sheep” versions were created.
Here is Ann’s explanation.
“Sheep in their inane conformist lifestyle have much to mirror to us about the human condition. They eat, sleep, shit, toil, die for a purpose that remains beyond their (and our) deeper understanding.”
“Like sheep we seldom stop to question our life, its purpose and the validity of what we do. Struggling to achieve a stable patch for ourselves and yet being ever threatened by the inevitable tumble downhill, in the repetitive conformism of our lives, sheep become icons for our own insanity.”
“From their lofty phallic heights, (to which we in a post paternalistic male dominated society have raised them), sheep set themselves up for an inevitable fall.”
RELATING TO THE LIFE OF YOU (EWE)
When observing people’s response to Ann’s sheep paintings, it was noticed that they cut across racial, religious, gender and age boundaries – we can all relate to their (and our) absurdity in blindly following. Through Ewe, we examine the life of you/ewe the observer, and hope, through humour, to get ewe/you the viewer, to question why you do what you do.
All the prints are:
- Block Mounted and ready-to-hang
- 20x20cm (1.2cm deep)
- Black lacquered back with crocodile hook inset
The wide range of Sheep / Ewe (pronounced You) series of quirky art is sure to appeal to all tastes to offer a unique and high quality gift and comes in these categories:
To view or ORDER any of them, click on the links in the name:
OFFICE / WORK RELATED
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
SOUTH AFRICAN RELATED
If you want to see some of the sheep / ewe series of work CLICK HERE
Order 3 assorted pictures and get a FREE Ewe Fridge Magnet to be chosen from this range – CLICK HERE
Please note that we take a minimum order of R700 (plus postage) on online orders to make it cost-effective when including postage.
Please feel free to ask me anything, drop a comment or make a suggestion, I am open to all. Alternatively, you can connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org