5/21/18, Dog Days
As many of you know, I love art, particularly contemporary art (and I used to have a contemporary art gallery, for 6 years, in San Francisco. I still miss it!!!), and I especially love happy art, and art that makes me smile. In more classic art, I love paintings of children, or mothers and children. And in contemporary art, I love paintings and sculptures that involve words and sayings. I love hearts, AND I love sculptures of dogs, preferably in bright, fun colors. I realized recently (especially when I moved apartments 6 months ago and had to pack them all!!! and then find places for them in the new apartment) that I have a lot of fun sculptures of dogs, so I thought I’d share some of them with you. Most of them are painted bronze (and weigh a ton), some are fiberglass/also in bright colors, and some are metal like tin, or aluminum, and some are in odd materials, (one of them is made of little strips of newspaper). So I hope you enjoying seeing them…..I can never resist a cute dog statue, especially in a bright color. The French bull dogs in a multitude of colors are by an Italian artist, and the ones of Chihuahuas (in gold, red, and other colors), and the big white dog are by a Belgian artist named Willem Sweetlove, and I love his work (I also have a big red elephant by him, the size of a real baby elephant!!! It’s in my entrance hall, as a surprise to welcome arriving guests).
The word sculptures I love are fun too, and feature words I love: Hope, Love, Happiness. I also used to make wall hangings with multi colored vintage letters to spell out words or sayings I like. Some of the word paintings are black and white, and the word sculptures tend to be red. I collect a French artist called “Ben”, who writes words or sayings, usually on a bright background. In my office, my paintings by him say: “You never know”, “Keep on looking”, “I risk everything”, ” There are no questions without answers”, and “You have to laugh at it”.
So here are the dogs I’ve collected, I hope you enjoy them too!!! Have a great week.
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I think I have read every book you ever wrote, many that touched my heart you have an amazing talent for delivering the accuracy of life whilst giving us all belief in the preciousness of life. I have just finished reading Blue and is a story that resonates with my life. Thank you for the accuracy of your writing and the hope you give us all.
Hello Danielle, I so love your weekly columns and when you add some photo’s it adds another dimension… The dog sculptures are so cute and interesting, thank you! (The “shoes one” was terrific too!) My warmest regards, Margaretha
Just finished THE CAST and I loved it…One of those reads when I started I didn’t come up until the last page was done…Not too good for my real life to have me go missing like that…smile…Thank you for writing such wonderful stories that take us to a place far and away for incredible pleasure…
And as a dog lover par excellence, I love your doggie art…I would easily adopt each one…
Nick from THE CAST was the quintessential book guy…
Happy Memorial DAY!