Within the quest to discover our place on earth, we are puzzled to understand our relation to other animals. Ironically, “man’s best friend” offers us a chance to bridge our self-created divide. By acknowledging their ‘dogness’ and that they are equally sentient creatures, we can attempt to develop our side of an understanding between two beings.
My sculptures explore the unique relationship that can exist between a dog and its human. As I sculpt each, I work to understand their individual nature and to portray this realistically. The focus of each work is however the connection between two beings. In this companionship, we find not just a shared emotional language, but also the mutual creation of self.
Medium: Concrete, Length: 450mm