This Dachshund’s gaze is layered with possible meanings: affection, questioning, waiting, wanting…… direct and urgent. He will respond to your next move.
Curiously, this trick is learnt from us.
This is the start of a series of personal works with dogs as my subject – the animal species that humans have the most intimate relationship with. This sculpture formed part of my exhibition at the annual Kunst in Sendling event that took place in October 2019, in Munich, Germany.
A dogs advanced social skills mean that they carry great social and symbolic weight in society.
For me it is more personal. I don’t want to project exaggerated human feelings onto them, but rather consider their own subjectivity. To recognise that within the companionship between a human and a dog we find, not just a shared language, but also the mutual creation of self.
Medium: Concrete, Length: 450mm