Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Goat

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GOAT by William Lishman.


This steel sculpture stands in front of our small Art Gallery, as part of the Sculpture Walk. The artist, Bill Lishman, is well known around here not only for his art and his underground house, but for his experiments with ultra-light aircraft and migration patterns of Canada Geese.

You can find more about him here and here.

In 1993, Bill Lishman successfully led a flock of Canada geese on a winter migration from Ontario to Northern Virginia. His ultra-light flight inspired a movie in 1996, you may remember it.... Fly Away Home.

21 comments:

Martin Stickland said...

Maaaaaaa! Is that what goats say? or is it Naaaa or noooooooo.

He is a nice looking fella!

Baaaaaaa!

I have a headache, too much combe martin cider last night!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How cool. I have photos of that goat too. ;-)

Suldog said...

I very much like the look of the goat, but I have the feeling that the body is probably not to touch-friendly; kind of sharp? Of course, you're probably not supposed to touch it, it being art and all, so...

Changes in the wind said...

This was an amazing post......what a fascinating man! and the house is unbelievable.

photowannabe said...

I do remember the movie. What a deversified and talented man.
The goat is not one of the standard subjects for statuary. I love the interesting use of metal.

CanadianSwiss said...

Nice Goat! But I'm really fascinated by his house. You (read: we) could never afford something like that in Switzerland, though. Oh well... Dream on ;)

Beverly said...

It's been so long since I've been by. I remember that movie so well. What a psecial story. We have Canada geese who live year-round in Florida.

tut-tut said...

I like that goat. Public art seems to be making a big splash these days.

Craver Vii said...

Saw the movie... liked it.

How nice to see more of his work!

d. chedwick said...

I am liking your goat very much. we have so little public sculpture in my town. we need a goat or something.

rosemary said...

incredibly realistic. quite a talent

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great goat. And isn't it awesome when folks who think way outside the box get some validation now and then?

Neva said...

this is a hoot! How fun is this?

Joanne said...

Great sculpture. We've got a thing going on with huge painted apples, forming an apple trail for people to follow from place to place. Nice to see art like this.

Luke Wiley said...

fly away home was a great movie! nice sculpture!

ChrisJ said...

Ilike this kind of sculpture.

You asked me how long we lived in Stouffville...well actually in Stouffville itself about a year. But my husband was student pastor at the Ringwood Christian Church for five years. We were attending Toronto Bible College at the time but were at the church from 1960 -65, but travelled up from Toronto most of the early years. We knew the Waggs, Steckleys, Focklers, Vagues, Mehaffeys, and more. They were great people!

the Bag Lady said...

Love the goat!
Great post.

Tanya said...

Love this little goat! I've never seen the movie "Fly Away Home" but will need to rent it for the kids :)

Thanks for visiting me and about your question the the genealogy blog, what got me started? I am always finding new sites and information and forgetting where I found it so it makes it easier for me to document it on my blog, plus later maybe some info that doesn't quite make sense, will fit in later. Also it is nice when people are researching the same names as me and we can connect and share info.
My genealogy addiction comes and goes so it's easy to blog on it. When I get into research, I just paste what I find on my blog but as you can see, I haven't done any research in a few months, trying to get settled into our new house.

Anvilcloud said...

I remember seeing "Fly Away Home" on tv. Great stuff.

Wendy said...

Funny looking goat. I did like the idea of the underground house. This man has great ideas. Haven't seen the movie - sounds like something I'd like to check out.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I DO remember that film, very well....! I loved it!
I love that Goat, too....! I have a goat sculpture in my Garden, so I am very very partial to Goats...Different artist, but also a very talented one, Gene Logan!