Detail from installation at Standpoint Gallery, London, 2000,
In these constructions, images of dogs reflect upon homelessness and isolation in the big city. The dog appears as a symbol of the outsider: controlled and exploited but still retaining an independence of spirit. It has its own agenda, view and map of the city.
Details from installation at Standpoint Gallery, London, 2000, oil paint on hats
For centuries the held-out hat and the accompanying dog have symbolised the vagrant. In this piece of work these symbols are combined into a crowd of city wanderers: different personalities intent on action.