Tribute to a Dog

It was one of those pitch black moonless nights. A noise cut through the dark, so sharp, so piercing. Unmistakably an animal in distress. The few times I heard it, it put chills down my spine! Yet when I went outside to look for it, the sound had vanished and my eyes couldn’t make out anything in the black cold water. I assumed it made it to the nearby shore.

Two days later the corpse of a dog or coyote floated by.  The sound, the helplessness and the guilt will stay with me.

Materials / Technique
Knitted copper wire, gold leafed with composite gold and blackened silver leaf, manipulated and sewn then mounted onto a twin-wall PC board

Height: 40”
Width: 24”
Depth: 1”