Hoppity Rosebud, by David Sollie. Mixed media on canvas, 2011-12, and Rosebud herself, after coming back from a run.
I made Hoppity Rosebud in an earnest attempt to capture the joy my dog takes in running. I think there is so much stuff made that seems to have not much to do with the way people actually live, so sometimes I try to make things that are rooted in what seems to be mundane or commonplace. Artistically speaking, I’m not sure that a bulky theoretical apparatus is necessary for the enjoyment of ice cream.
If you are curious, Rosebud is a mix of boxer, pug, Jack Russell and Boston terrier, and she’s a smart little sweetie pie. She can sit, speak, shake, roll over, dance in circles on her hind legs, walk on her hind legs, and she jumps into my arms when I come home. Good girl, Rosebud.