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© 2005 Tom Ferguson
oil on tongue & groove panel, 24 x 24"
This painting was done for a summer 2005 exhibition curated by
Marianne Lambert, at the Swan Coach House Gallery, part of the
History Center Complex in Atlanta. The Show was entitled, Artists
Paint Their Pets. This fits into the "found object"
category because it is on tongue & groove pine leftover from
when I re-floored my bathroom. I confess that the central image
relates more to a series I did in Hawaii in 2004 than my actual
pet, and those in turn derive from sketches I made of my sister's
doberman in a travel journal. The smaller sketches around the
edge are mostly of Nug (Nugget Q. Underfoot), our Lab/Chow
mix companion. I'm holding the painting for the digital photograph
taken by neighbor, Nevin Lash for the exhibit.