Saturday, November 13, 2010


I recently had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of a new group art exhibit at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale, Wyoming. The “Common Ground Work” exhibit brought together six talented local artists with a wide variety of mediums, but one particular piece kept drawing me back: David K. Klaren’s graphite “Stray.” The piece, which is a wall-filling 46 x 97 inches, is magnificent, and was inspired by Alberto Giacometti’s 1951 dog sculpture.

It was reported that Giacometti said: “One day I was walking along the Rue de Vanves, in the rain, close to the walls of the buildings, feeling a little sad perhaps, and I felt like a dog just then. So I made that sculpture. The sad muzzle has a likeness to the Saluki."

Klaren’s “Stray” is available for purchase from his Dire Wolf Studio. For more on his work, check out the Pipeline Art Project.


Anonymous said...

Sad??? Or on a hot scent? The latter would have been my interpretation, uncharacteristic as that might seem for a sighthound....L.B.

NorCal Cazadora said...

That's really beautiful!