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This drystone walled construction of the sheepfold evokes both the long but precarious tradition of hill sheep farming in Scotland, and the English artist Samuel Palmer who, towards the end of his life, made a translation of Virgil's Eclogues and illustrated them with drawings and etchings of English pastoral scenes full of tender feeling and visionary intensity. This work is one of homage, subtly underlined by the base meaning of the word eclogue -something chosen from among many. The text reads

ECLOGUE
FOLDING
THE LAST
SHEEP

 

 
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