Human-Like Dogs Or Dog Like-Humans

Canine Culture

German Artist Anja Wulfing & huMom both love old photographs.  I heard huMom once say that when she finds old photos in used books or thrown away she feels a certain need to help keep the memory of those subjects alive by upcycling them into a new form of artistic creation.

Artist Anja Wulfing felt the same way & found herself painting larger than life animals in the background of the human subjects that looked realistic. Soon she started to mix human-animal hybrids.  They too felt familiar & natural. From there she moved on to painting animal heads on top of the people in the photos.  Some feel her dog-headed humans are her most endearing pieces.

Anja Wulfing states, “These creatures have become gentle creatures of some different but potential reality.  A bit of fantasy, mythical creatures, humor, facts & fiction. If our existence is a result of successive coincidences, what if a very early ancestor had turned ‘right instead of left’?  Who knows how we would have been looking like today?”

Wagnificent question!

Above are a few of the many pieces she has created but you pawsitively must go to  Anja Wilfing site to see more.

Bark out which one barks to you; we love to hear from you.

Have a pawsome weekend.

CEOOlivia

Knotty Dogs and Cats ~ Seriously

Canine Culture

It’s funny how the human part of the brain that is responsible for pattern recognition (partial lobes located in top back portion of the human brain) can sometimes run amok.  It is called pareidolia. It’s a form of apophenia, which is a more general term for the human tendency to seek patterns in random objects or information. It is normal & everyone experiences it from time to time.

Hi everyone, CEO Olivia here. While sniffing out art works on the inter webs I somehow instead stumbled upon some bizarre photos of dog & cat faces appearing in wood knots. Or so it seems. These are true “knotty dogs & cats”. BOL!

 

Is there a certain tile, wood knot or stain that reveals a #knottydog or #knottycat to you? 😉

Have a pawsome weekend.

CEOOlivia

Artist Gretchen KISH Serrano & The Paw Palettes

Canine Culture

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Today I’ve sniffed out some wooftastic paintings by artist Gretchen “KISH” Serrano. She is inspired by many artists & uses many techniques but I especially like her paintings done by dripping household paint (DRIP art) onto the canvas which she used to create her wagnificent ‘Paw Palettes’, an art collection that includes more than 100 breeds of good dogs & cool cats & over 250 works of art. HuMom is a Klimt fan so she loved seeing his influence in her wooftastic work.  Have a look.

 

What was your favorite piece?

Have a wooftastic weekend.

CEO Olivia ❤