Four-Dog Summer

Last Summer I built 3 dog sculptures from wood, paper and acrylic paint. I wanted to capture the profound emotional affect that dogs have on me. The idea for 1 sculpture came to me a couple of years prior but the concept achieved momentum last summer when my dog got sick and the process of making sculptures gave me a way to relieve some of the stress. I also set a goal to repurpose all materials in which I did.

The pandemic's social distancing reminded me how powerful art is in allowing the mind to escape from stress.