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“When I started drawing the square sheep they represented society’s narrow mindedness and rejection of things new or different. But after I had a near-fatal car accident, the sheep came to mean something different to me, more to do with my wife and kids. My family is one of the biggest influences on me now; I love them with all my heart.” -Mackenzie Thorpe
In this Mackenzie Thorpe limited edition print for sale, two square sheep are lovingly looking into each other’s eyes under the shade of a luscious green tree. They’re almost hidden in the brush as they share an intimate and special moment. A clear blue sky peeks through the foliage in the background. In the foreground, there are several large, red heart shaped flowers. The hearts are echoed in the background of the image, scattered between the foliage. The square sheep and heart flowers were among Thorpe’s earliest creations and have grown to become part of his most recognizable elements 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. The vibrant green setting may be inspired by the North Yorkshire countryside where he was born.
After Thorpe’s near fatal car accident, the sheep came to represent his family and their loving bond. With a new perspective on life, he wanted to focus on highlighting the special relationships that only a family can know. The sheep are large, filling the entire artwork, to emphasize the strength and magnitude of their love as it extends to the ends of their world.
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.
I Love You Too
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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