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PROJECTS IN THE MAKING...

The Eye-Catcher

by LEEZA AHMABY

YERBOSSYN MELDIBEKOV, Sheepwolf, 2001, mixed media sculpture, 120 x 75 x 40 cm. Photo by Leeza Ahmady.

One of the first works by Yerbossyn Meldibekov that I encountered was of a gawking mammalian figure that looked like it belonged in a biodiversity exhibit at a natural history museum, except that this figure was a non-evolutionary sculpture of a ferociously grinning creature, half sheep and half wolf.

Sheepwolf (2001) is one of a stunning array of imagery produced by Meldibekov, affectionately known as Yerbol, a leader of…

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