Dogs: ‘Point of view’


After creating the sculpture “Small Moments – Looking Up” and another version of this idea titled “Points of view” (see photo below) I sculpted this dachshund, to be placed looking down from a higher vantage point.
Both of the above mentioned sculptures invite the viewer to reflect on the perplexing differences in perspective between a human and their dog. With “Point of View2″ the idea is to recreate this idea with yourself, the viewer, as the second half of the sculpture.
Its your turn to consider a point of view – of course you are ” down here”.

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