When working from my solitary studio at home, the dogs are my only
colleagues. They are going about their business, as am I. They have almost everything
taken care of for them, as do I.
The dogs are animals, driven by instinct, but they are also human,
adapted to act as the perfect companions and we have methods by which we
control them as we control our entire living environment to fit our needs.
The main characters in the paintings are the dog (Nako) and the
pool cleaner. It is uncertain whether Nako is intrigued or afraid of the
suburban monster lurking beneath the surface, whether he is driven by instinct,
obligation or folly and it is uncertain who is invading whose space. As they constantly
hinder each other from performing their daily duties, they have to find a way
to co-exist in their brave new world.
The works show the perpetual play-fight between animal and
machine, between work and leisure and between obligation and time.
|Nako at peace|
|Nako at rest I|
|Nako on Duty I|
|Nako at Rest II|
|Nako at Play|
|Nako in Doubt|
|Nako by herself|
|Nako in Fear|
|Nako to be Brave|