- Year Created: 2012
- Dimensions: 45cm wide x 55cm high x 45cm deep.
- Weight: 15 Kg
- Media: glazed ceramic
- Sculpture Pictures: 3
- Sculpture Weight: 15 Kg
Some years ago we thought some geese would look nice on our dam, so we got a pair. They had babies. The babies had babies. We now have a veritable armada of geese intimidating the native birds, and the head gardener. It was time for a cull!.
First catch your goose! Not easy, and with remarkable wisdom the geese were able to see through every ploy at entrapment on their way to our Christmas dinner.
Thumbing through a book of Helenistic sculpture, I came across an image of one of the classics of that era, a very small boy strangling a goose. Perhaps 3 or 4, the boy is up to the task and getting on with it, in stark contrast to the head gardener.
Perhaps if I reproduced the piece, it would steele my resolve and bring out the latent hunter.
Much reproduced in Roman and later periods, this piece has a striking pose, dynamic intent and has so failed to bring any real geese to heel.
Produced in a white clay and fired to 1140 degrees, with a light clear glaze.
The main lesson learn't while attempting this copy is that those Greeks were pretty good!