Sometimes you have to dig for inspiration
July 25, 2009 11:37 AM Subscribe
posted by maudlin (33 comments total)
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do it. Birds
do it. Even educated elephants
do it. But can a dog do it? Can a dog make art? Meet Tillamook Cheddar
, an adorable Jack Russell Terrier who, after 19 solo shows
, has made more than $100,000 in sales
of paintings like these
. (I believe she did not choose the titles.) Opinions on her work vary
.SAW Gallery's exhibit on animal art.
(Any Ottawagonians seeing this?)
Me, I'm open to ape art (some are more skeptical), have reservations about elephants, think the bower birds are doing something awesome that is mostly hardwired and partly inexplicable, but the dog may as well be a wind-up paintbrush for the artist owner who has carefully set up the media in advance. Her selected output is often really attractive (see: windup paintbrush), but that no more makes her an artist than her ability to roll in smelly stuff and lick herself thoroughly.