North Carolina artist and DAT favorite, Clair Hartmann was so inspired by Tyler Foote Finds: A Compendium of My Ignorance, she asked for a trade: a print of the installation and a DANK Koan in return for one of her imaginary realism portraits of Footey.
Of course my answer was yes. Clair's portrait of my beloved Darby (1994 - 2011) is one of my treasured possessions, my screen saver, and it was featured in "Modern Dog Magazine."
Clair's Tyler Foote portrait pays homage to his passion for nature by representing him as Alexander Von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) Prussian explorer, naturalist, and father of botanical and field biogeography...
I adore it.
Visit Clair Hartmann's website to commission a portrait of your pet, either classic or imaginary realism style.
She offers a 25% discount for anyone who works for a non-profit animal rescue and gift certificates for the holidays are available.
Thank you, Clair.
xo, Moira and Tyler Foote
P.S. Watch a brief TED Talk lesson on Alexander von Humboldt, the most famous person you never heard of. Clair's painting may help give him the recognition he deserves.