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  • Elizabeth Hewson. Wag the Dog, 2012. Photo by Scott Lee
    Elizabeth Hewson. Wag the Dog, 2012. Photo by Scott Lee
  • Elizabeth Hewson. Wag the Dog, 2012. Photo by Scott Lee
    Elizabeth Hewson. Wag the Dog, 2012. Photo by Scott Lee

Region:
Ontario
Date: 
2012
Dimensions: 
40 x 27 x 9.5 cm
Materials:
wire, wool
Techniques:
felted
Type:
sculpture



Description

Elizabeth Hewson's work engages the viewer through the use of quotidian and surreal imagery. Through this juxtaposition, strange and sometimes humorous images are created. A play on words in three...

Elizabeth Hewson's work engages the viewer through the use of quotidian and surreal imagery. Through this juxtaposition, strange and sometimes humorous images are created. A play on words in three dimensions, part scientific, part sculptural, this strange creature constitutes a double take. Wag the Dog asks “What would happen if a dog had two back-end?” and in pursuit of an answer to this question provides wisdom, more questioning, or at the very least, a smile.   




Artist Profile

Elizabeth Hewson is a mixed media artist from Southern Ontario, Canada. She earned her BFA from Thompson Rivers University and went on to complete a BA in History from Laurentian University. Inspired...



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