|Architectural Detail Dog I, copr.Wm Cook, 1989|
"So, Mr. Caruthers, how would you like to decorate your home?" " Well I think I would like the meanest, nastiest dogs of hell beneath the pilasters, kind of as a welcome sign for all my creditors and all the creeps that come to my door. And my welcome mat should say, 'Go Away'." I mean what was this guy thinking? It must have been in vogue to try and repel visitors back in the gay nineties. This and another dog sculpture pointing the other way flanked the front door of a well to do city townhouse in downtown Baltimore.
I liked old bowser nonetheless kind of like a kid likes guts. Something visceral about him. I never got the flowery tail though--but thought it would make a killer logo so I drew a box around it--which itself became part of the drawing. Don't try this at home.
I love you all.