San Francisco artist Tim Racer began his career in the 2D world of advertising and editorial assignments. As a former tree trimmer, he was drawn to more hands on work, which he found assisting master carousel painter Pam Hessey.
Today, he happily spends his time restoring landmark carousels throughout the country and custom carving the magnificent dogs seen here.
He also is a passionate advocate for Pit Bulls, co-founding the Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls, or BAD RAP. I'm guessing Sally, Racer's own Pit Bull and model, is one of the group's best ambassadors...
...and clearly one of his greatest inspirations.
To enquire about commissioning a carousel dog or rocker of your pet contact Tim Racer.
Story courtesy of the fabulous Mimi's Mutt Nutt site.