Sighthounds crave warmth. They will actively hunt out a single shaft of light in a room. Perhaps it's the mutual exchange of body heat that makes sighthounds work so well in pairs.I like to think they actually enjoy being together.
I love making pairs - capturing that connection and the mirroring of shapes.
There is an elegance to a sighthound in repose which appeals to me. It might be the arched almost swan-like neck. Or perhaps it's the way they almost disappear inside themselves when they curl up. Or maybe it's just the look they give you when they catch you staring at them in awe.
Sighthounds on the move
Though absolute couch potatoes most of the time, sighthounds can occasionally be spotted having crazy outbursts of energy. I wanted to capture this series of movements from setting off to full extension and finally an almost ball-like enclosed posture. There are four sculptured pieces to explain the sequenced movements captured here in sketch.
Each piece in this series will come with a limited edition signed giclee print of an example of my sketches.