Dog Days at MRAG

I was so thrilled to be one of four artists ( Sami Bayly, Gillian Benke, Jen Denzin and Jake Henzler) to be asked to be included in the Dog Days Exhibition at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery- MRAG. We were asked to respond to Troy Emery’s lusciously textured Park Creature.

DOG PARK 30 April -12 June 202

DOG PARK, was created from 365 hand cut silhouettes of dogs made from black paper and was my response to Troy Emery’s ‘Park Creature’ sculpture. 

Although Troy’s dog has no particular features, we know from its shape that it is indeed, a dog. I wanted to play with this idea and by using one of my favourite medium, paper, show how our brain can recognise each shape as a dog despite some of the shapes being quite obscure. I also wanted to make a link with Troy’s connection to China, where he sources his colourful textiles. I also pay homage to the Chinese Year of the Dog, with a different dog for each day of the year.

This work shows our beloved dog friends en mass as seen in dog parks where there is constant movement, interaction and fun.

Black Paper 3m x 2.5m