dox-ZENS, works in progress and Tyler Foote with the dox-ZENS, 2014
Katherine Carver is an accomplished photographer and blogger. She writes about her Sheltie muses, Biscuit (1992 - 2013), and Victory at Biscuit's Space. She also features in-depth interviews with dog-centric artists. I feel very privileged that she included me. Click here to read the interview in which we discuss my background, my conflict with the art world, and the genesis of Dog Art Today.
Thank you, Katherine!
P.S. If you would like Katherine to consider you for an interview visit her submissions page. It was a fantastic experience. I highly recommend it as a way view your work from a new perspective.
If you live near Boston, please come to an exhibition I'm in called "Beasts of Burden." It's curated by one of my all-time favorite dog artists, Jane O'Hara, and it explores our complex relationship with animals. The opening reception is Thursday, March 13, 2014, 5:30 - 8 pm at the Harvard Allston Educational Portal in Allston, MA. It's free and everyone is welcome.
Jane is a passionate animal rights advocate and vegan, and I'm so honored to be included in this thoughtful, exuberant, and sensitive multimedia event that celebrates our pampered pets while shedding light on the commodification of animals in today's society.
I won't be there in person, but my dox-ZEN series, exploring grief and impermanence, and my video "Dogs in Art," a three minute tribute to 5,000 years of canine art, will be on display. There will also be several presentations throughout the run (listed below), culminating with the Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival, an annual event showcasing student and faculty creativity at Harvard. This year, Margaret Atwood is being awarded the Harvard Arts Medal. Click here for tickets to attend the ceremony that includes a discussion with the acclaimed author, poet, and environmental activist moderated by John Lithgow.