This work was made in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It begins with a story. I have a friend who had rescued a dog, however, the dog had been abused and was fearful. My friend was rehabilitating the dog and brought the dog with him to ease the dog's fears. The dog was accompanying my friend over a land bridge and at the far side of the bridge was a group of people talking and gesticulating. Then when a man threw up his arms, the dog dove over the rail of the bridge to escape. The dog would commit a sort of suicide to avoid a confrontation with a perceived human threat. I responded to this story and began this series of dogs in the New Mexican landscape.
The landscape is deep, heavily patterned, and often brightly colored. The dogs too. The pictures were developed in pastel, printmaking, painting, and color pencil. The sizes vary wildly.