October 5 2014 Weld of the Week #4
I had a dog growing up in NYC as a kid and I started to think of the city through a dog’s perspective—which inspired this piece. The dog here is cast lead but with some random bits of steel dropped into the cast as it was drying, making for a rough ornament and patina on the dog’s sides—a metaphor for the edgy streets on which it walks. The entire dog is stuck in kind of a cage made from part of a supermarket cart, which acts as another metaphor—of pressure and containment. The city dog is not so happy but is wise.