Afternoon with Woody

Watercolor and Ink on Arches

2013


Backstory

Afternoon with Woody was created after I visited my in-laws in Ohio. While there I was attacked by my father in-law’s dog, Woody. I walked away with a few scratches and some big bruises. Upon first glance the painting looks like it might be a person enjoying time with the dog, but a closer look indicates the opposite. Woody has the figure’s elbow in his mouth, and the pattern inside Woody is sharp and jagged to show his aggression. The polka dots on Woody are meant to indicate that he was supposed to be a “very friendly dog”. The pattern inside the figure resembles a target, showing that the figure was the target of the attack.


 

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