I don’t believe in god, but I sure believe in dog.
These are incredible artworks, by “Holy Smoke”
WHEN THE WELSH ARTIST known as Holy Smoke was seven, her father taught her how to sew. Years later, inspired by a photograph of an embalmed Egyptian dog, she put that skill to good use when she took her art in a new direction, creating the ﬁrst of what has become a substantial collection of sculpted dogs. Working in layers of natural linen and vintage fabrics, using wire, needles and thread as her tools, Holy Smoke creates textile sculptures that one reviewer likened to “three-dimensional sketching.” [catalog]
It is impossible for someone to have made these without knowing and loving dogs to an incredible degree. They’re so evocative I expect them to smell like dog.
As a photographer, I have to admire the lighting.
As a dog-lover who has lost his loves, I am speechless.