Ram Head with Broken Horn

Jack Zajac (b. 1929, Youngstown, OH)

Resting on a field of crushed stones, Ram Head with Broken Horn is reminiscent of an archaeological excavation site.  Almost alien in appearance with a tail-like form curving and twisting outwards from a deconstructed skull, the sculpture exemplifies the artist’s interest in purification, sacrifice, and rebirth. Zajac created this work by manipulating balls of wax into an abstracted animal skull and adding a horn shape to make it more recognizable before casting it in bronze. 

Bequest of Lawrence H. Bloedel, Class of 1923, to Williams College Museum of Art. 77.9.99.

Located at Field Farm.