Sculptor Roberto Benavidez

Canine Culture


Recently, huMom’s attention has been pawsitively for the birds. Dogspite my feelings about this, I agreed with Dot & Jerry Underfoot that she dogserved to enjoy herself outside of our needs, occasionally & because of this we chose to share the work of sculptor Roberto Benavidez.

Benavidez grew up in rural Texas where there was little to no access to an art education which is why he chose to pawsue acting instead or art.  However, moving to LA changed that for him.  Benavidez enrolled in figure sculpting & bronze casting classes at Pasadena City College.

His figurative abstract work was exhibited in group shows & received 2 merit-based scholarships from PCC. Benavidez switched to paper, a more accessible material than bronze & focused on the piñata technique, something he was familiar with from childhood.

Benavidez wild hybrid animals piñatas are wagnificent but as I mentioned this post is for huMom & I will share the wingtastic pieces I was able to sniff out but please go look at his other works on Instagram ; they are pawtacular.

Have a safe, wooftastic weekend.

CEO Olivia

Glass Sculptures by Artist Claire Kelly

Canine Culture

Welcome to Friday once again. CEO Olivia reporting. Today I’ve sniffed out some pawsome delicate miniature glass sculptures. They are the creations of Rhode Island artist Claire Kelly. These wagnificent works are made with colored strips of glass called cane.

Although she works with easily recognizable animals, Kelly’s use of color & pattern adds a pawtastic imaginative element. Sniff out more of Claire Kelly’s pawsome colorful creatures on Instagram.

Have a wooftastic weekend.

CEO Olivia

Sculptor Alessandro Gallo

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Welcome to Friday everyone, CEO Olivia reporting as usual. This week we are sniffing out some head tilting sculptures by Alessandro Gallo. Based in Helena, Montana, this Italian artist has created an unusual menagerie of animal-human hybrids who are brimming with personality. Gallo first creates an armature from plumber’s piping before hand-building the clay figures which are one to two feet in height. Have a look.

I liked the rabbit best, how about you? You can sniff out more about his process & works-in-progress on his Instagram.

Have a safe, wooftastic weekend.

CEO Olivia