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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Saturday, February 16, 2008

the art of paul jenkins

His website is awfully modest. He lives in the UK, was born in 1949, studied ceramics at Dudley College of Art, was a commercial designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and loves animals. Believe me, the "About Paul" page doesn't say too much more.

It's refreshing, this lack of overstatement and cant. Particularly when backed up by such lively, graceful work, left often with a rough finish. Like this long tailed mouse. This large running greyhound. Oh, and note the delectably rendered muzzles on the Twin Cats. Or the exaggerated ears and feet of this (more polished, as befits the technique) raku hare.


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