Year Of The Dog
June 2, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Updated 11/30/2017 I have always been passionate about animals. Every animal has its own unique movements, expressions, and personality. My goal is to capture and highlight these traits. Each sculpture is individually hand-built in stoneware. I use various types of firings, including raku, smoke, and saggar. There is always the element of surprise when firing, because the flame and smoke cannot be completely controlled. Just as animals have their own personalities, these firing processes add unique characteristics to the sculptures.
Show is through June 30
"2018 is the “Year of the Dog” according to the Chinese zodiac and is considered a very lucky year. That makes it the perfect occasion for my favorite animal, the dog!
The allied partnership between dogs and people dates back centuries from hunting partners to companionship. “Year of the Dog” draws on the historical art connection of dogs as the subject. Some of my work is an interpretation based on mythical Greek and Egyptian art, sculptures from Central America, and other ancient cultures. Included also are sculptures of our contemporary canines." - Ronnie Gould