‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’
For this exhibition, Sue Shields has produced a series of lino cuts based on rhymes and sayings with a wool theme. Shown here is a lino cut which explores the nursery rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ – this originated at the time of Edward 3rd when the tax on wool, which was the mainstay of the British nation’s economy was punitive. The rhyme pointed out that the tax gave the wealth to the King and to the church before rewarding the shepherd. The wool theme is reinforced by presenting the print in woollen frames.
Further lino cuts (also part of this exhibition) explore both the idiom ‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing’ and the phrase ‘Pulling the wool over his eyes’
Further lino cuts (also part of this exhibition) explore both the phrase ‘Pulling the wool over his eyes’ and the rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’.’