Stanislava and Ivgi ordered this piece about a year ago but life’s ups and downs made the delivery to be postponed for one or another reason.
This pair ‘mom & son’ is my favorite work from 2014, I did it for myself in first instance but when I came up with the decision that I will leave my house and I should have a minimalistic lifestyle it was obvious that I had to sell most of my stuff, my works included.
The design was inspired, as most times, by my own dogs. The extreme length of the heads here was just to point out one of the qualities that I appreciate and emphasize the most.
The expression of a dog is the first we look at so the head becomes an important issue since we normally will remember it forever and we expect to have a personal impression/connection with the animal.
This particular posture is very typical in many of my dogs who would sit on a distance and look at me with extreme attention, I’m sure they know what I do. They are alert and always react when I look back at them, they would immediately look back with a response on their faces and normally would keep sitting and looking, with attention and expectations, caring and letting me that they are there.
This sculpture finished over a year ago, came all the way from Argentina to Denmark in April and was finally shipped by post to Israel not more than ten days ago. Last Tuesday I got news that it arrived safe to its definitive location.
Stanislava and Ivgi also own a real schnauzer from me called ‘Afonya’ (An Affair in Buenos Aires de Trufas Negras), and not so long ago I received a photo and comments about his head as a typical sign of my breeding. Afonya’s mother was the greatest inspiration for this sculpture. So I’m happy that they have them home, both Afonya and the sculpture.