Artist Harriet Mead

Canine Culture

HuMom loves metal objects; especially if they are created from found pieces or picked from recycled objects.  This is why we are sharing wildlife artist Harriet Mead’s pawtastic work today.  Animals & birds are the inspiration for her work. From an early age Harriet developed an interest in wildlife. Her late father, Chris Mead, well known author & broadcaster had a passion for birds & he gave Harriet an appreciation of the natural beauty of birds & animals. Harriet Mead’s mother was also artistic & encouraged her & her sisters to draw & sketch.

Harriet Mead uses welded steel to create her wagnificent sculptures, “It enables me to capture the movement of the subject & balance the pieces in a way that would be impossible if I were using a more traditional material.  My early work was made of sheet steel with scrap items for detail but for many years I have used entirely found objects to create the sculptures. I try very hard to capture the essence of the animal without sentimentality & use the objects in a sympathetic way to outline the strength & muscle structure of the subject.  I want to capture something of the quiet presence of an animal & not necessarily the drama.”

Her pawsome sculptures are combination of other people’s discarded junk & her love of the subject. The animal is her inspiration. “I like to say that I make natural history out of agricultural history. A sculpture is often inspired by one item that then takes me on a journey to the finished creature.”

Lets take a sniff of this rustastic artist’s wooftastic creations.

You can see more of her wagnificent work, we sniffed out her website. Have a safe, wooftastic weekend. CEO Olivia 💜

We’re on the Road

News, News Flash

Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Tomorrow my good vet, Dr. Facey of the Apsley Veterinary Services is having an open house & fundraiser & Knotty Toys for Good Dogs will be there.

There is going to be grrreat raffle prizes & a silent auction. All money raised will be going to the Gwen Scott Fund to help stray animals & wildlife. There will be a BBQ & pet photographs. Kids are sure to love Dr. Brooke’s balloon animals. There will also be vendors like us, a bake sale & a yard sale. It’s going to be a wooftastic day.

If you’re in the area drop by & get a Knotty Toy for your good dog. We will be having up to 50% off when you make a donation to the Gwen Scott Fund. My huMom is very excited to be participating but I will be staying home with Suzie Q. I’m a reactive dog & I don’t behave well in crowds. I really just want to talk to everyone 😉  3 bum swings! 3 more!

CEO Olivia ❤