" The vegatable Lamb of Tartary, also named Barometz and Lycopodium Barometz and Chinese lycopodium, is a plant whose shape is that of a lamb bearing a golden fleece. It stands on four or five root stalks..."
I wanted a solid lamb, and a solid lamb in copper would have been too heavy to support. So I carved him out of a bit of 2x4. Then, when I got him atop the copper stalks, he didn't look like he fit, at all, so I rubbed him with copper dust and patinated the whole thing to a nice vegetable green.