Poodles in the City
Mixed media collage: paper, acrylic on cotton rag paper
18″ x 18.5″
Poodles are iconic: they are the ultimate in intelligence and style. Even though they are actually German duck hunters, the French have adopted them as their own. Groomers and show people give them all sorts of hair styles, color and yes, “kitschy” outfits. While it looks as though the “pom poms” they have on their legs and backsides is a style — the pom poms were originally meant to keep the dogs joints warm in the water whilst hunting. In my artwork, one can see the evolution of outdoor dog to companion city dog is complete, flowering and colorful!