I turned the tube on this morning for a quick looksee at the evenings possibilities. (looks like WPT and High Stakes Poker are it) when I happened upon this blippet on the sunday morning talk show.
A dog did this. 'Tillie' aka Tillamock Cheddar. A little Jack Russell from Brooklyn. She even has her own website.
I kind of viscerally reacted in a negative way at first. Tod was walking by and he too had that roll of the eye 'tude. Then we laughed. And then found it interesting. This is how he does it as quoted from Dog Art Today:
Tillie expresses her artistic sensibilities with the help of her assistant F. Bowman Hastie III, who assembles a touch-sensitive recording device by affixing pigment-coated vellum to a sheet of lithograph paper backed by mat board. Then, Tillie takes the "canvas" in her mouth and uses her teeth and paws to scratch sweeping lines and intersections with a ritualistic intensity, sometimes to the point of nearly destroying her creation.
Yeah its frustrating that a dog can make art and have more sales and gallery shows that most of us ever will. And yeah there is something not quite right about an animal doing things and making money. But I do have to hand it to the owners' ingenuity for getting this together. And I would even go as far as to say this is actually interesting to me. I especially like the chewed off edges. Art you can sink your teeth into. (I had to say it)