sheep observatory

February 5, 2007

The animals we domesticate, selectively breed and farm can be considered as a mirror onto our own species, the consequences of our desires and societal decisions.

blog_human.jpg natural?

With this premise I aim for the observatory of humankind as a method of documentation. Here we begin with a study of our breeding practice of sheep. Through the following investigation I observe the lottery of life and the element of ‘human-design’ or intervention in our practice of selective breeding.

blindeye no.8eyebirthdefect

no.8 eye defects

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no.43 no. 43

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blog_531.jpg no. 53

blog_unlucky9.jpg unlucky no. 9

taildock banded and docked

links: inherited genetic sheep defects
stock market sheep
sheep mourn for dead companions
blood thirsty sheep