Hearts of Gold


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Limited Edition

Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.

Release Date

March 2012

Shipping and Framing

This will come to you either unframed and tubed with complimentary Continental U.S. shipping – use code ARTFREESHIP – or you can add a custom frame with us.

“My family is one of the biggest influences on me now – I love them with all my heart. So now these big square animals are about the love and closeness we are so privileged to share. They fill the entire space of the canvas, as if the feelings we share for each other stretch to the very edge of our world.” – Mackenzie Thorpe

In this Mackenzie Thorpe limited edition print for sale, we see three square sheep of various sizes nestled into a luscious green forest. They’re almost hidden in the brush as they share an intimate and loving moment. A clear blue sky peeks through the foliage in the background. The square sheep were one of Thorpe’s earliest creations and have grown to become some of his most recognizable figures in his signature style.

The renowned “square sheep” represent Thorpe’s own family, synonymous with his wife, son, and daughter. The sheep in the foreground nuzzles into the largest, mother sheep as they share a special moment. They are all smiling from ear to ear, giving the artwork an overwhelmingly happy and positive tone. Thorpe often paints his square sheep in locations that are personal to his own family. This setting may be inspired by the North Yorkshire countryside where he was born.

When Thorpe started drawing the square sheep, they originally represented society’s “narrow mindedness and rejection of things new or different”. However, after a near fatal car accident, the meaning of the sheep changed for him. With a new perspective on life, they came to represent his wife and two children. Thorpe’s family is one of the biggest influences in his artwork. The big square animals now represent the special bond that only a family can know. The sheep are large, filling the entire artwork, to emphasize the strength and magnitude of their love.

Family and love are two major themes throughout Thorpe’s work. His iconic pictures are rooted in authenticity and always carry a universal message of hope that connects with people across cultures. The figures express an emotionally tender world and the loving bond that exists between a family.

The gorgeous green scenery and blue sky in this Mackenzie Thorpe artwork is not dissimilar to something you may see when visiting our South Lake Tahoe Gallery. Marcus Ashley Gallery is one of Lake Tahoe’s premier fine art galleries. Along with several Mackenzie Thorpe artworks for sale, the gallery exhibits 40+ of the most iconic artists of our time.