Zoo Portrait : Sam, the common sheep
About Sam, the common sheep:
Sheep were one of the first animals to be domesticated for agricultural purposes (in around the 11th century BC), because of their wool, meat and milk. Wool spinning began approximately 5,000 years ago. Sheep farming is practiced in most parts of the world, making a total of over 1,200 million sheep, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.
They have two toes which are more developed than the rest, and which bear their weight. Sheep are also ruminants, herbivore animals that digest food in two phases: first, they swallow it; then, they regurgitate and re-chew it.
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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