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Natalie Waldburger

Chair of Contemporary Painting and Print Media

Is you am a dog

Encaustic on panel, 2012, 30”w x 30”h x 4”d

The weight of centuries of human engineering rests on the ancestry of purebreds so that in many cases they cease to resemble any animal that could survive in nature. Traits have been bred into them that are human constructs for human purposes and enjoyment. And they are the subjects of endless emotional projection by humans. They are our most enduring form of ornamentation. A science has been made out of their pedigree. I am intrigued by those moments where they break out of this role, when they are at their most uncontrollable, energetic and awkward.


Natalie Waldburger - Is you am a dog

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