Artist's description:

A species is a natural phenomenon, a breed is engineered by man, and none more profoundly than the dog. No other species has been used to create such a huge variety of odd looking creatures, and yet each has its own individual character and appeal, much like the different areas in London. From the affluent Knightsbridge to the edgy east end, the suited City to the suburban Crouch End, different postcodes attract different residents and so build up its unique make-up

This tongue in cheek map illustrates where each dog 'lives' in London. It is inspired by traditional map drawings, especially of London, where the river Thames more often than not takes centre stage, splitting the city in half with its curvaceous, winding form. Each of the 35 dogs is placed in their postcode area, with an 'explanation' to the sides giving a brief description of each breed. Much of the text is taken from the book 'Champions Dogs of the World' by Richard Hamilton Glyn, as I found the descriptions of the dogs often uncannily describing the inhabitants of certain areas…

Each of the illustrations are from original hand drawings, as this is an important part of my practice, enabling me to observe the characters of each dog.

Materials used:

Archival Giclee Print From Original Hand Drawings, On Soft Textured Natural White 315 Gsm Paper

Dogs of London Map (2011)

$230.26

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This artwork is sold by Anna Walsh from United Kingdom

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