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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 !

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

a dog greets the moonrise

copyright ryan fowler/nativevermont, image by kindest permission of artist
A warm night on the water, with the moon and the stars and your dog's wholehearted enjoyment - for those of us in more northern areas, that's a pleasure to be savored in its brief season.  That's why "Moonrise Dock," this piece by Vermont artist Ryan Fowler, caught my eye.  I've always had a fondness for early American portraiture and the way it flattens and distills its forms in order to say precisely what it wants to say.  Fowler's done that here, using simple forms to let you the beholder say a multitude of things to yourself about your own memories, and your own dogs, in the summer.  
You can see more of Fowler's work at his Etsy shop, NativeVermont.  And you should definitely take your dog swimming while you still can.  Go.


jen said...

That is gorgeous!

parlance said...

It is indeed beautiful.