Monday, December 18, 2006

Who Says Dogs Don't Aspire To High Art?

As I was strolling down to the Laundromat to pick up some quarters, I saw something on the sidewalk that almost resembled a clay bunny. On closer inspection, it was dog doo...yet, it was almost as if Salvador Dali himself, sculpted a rabbit.

I pictured a dog of unknown breeding, just a little larger than a German Sheppard, judging by the example right by the curb. This dog didn't let a lack of hands or opposable thumbs, stop his or her artistic ambition. Then I pondered just how deep did the dog delve into the whole Dali persona and just where did the dog receive his or her artistic training? Had the dog surreptitiously trade a bowl of dog food here and there to the only creature that does have opposable thumbs in it's little doggie world, the raccoon, to make a Salvador mustache of dog hair?

I mean, obviously dogs are some of the few creatures in the animal kingdom, capable of the exaggerated facial expressions of the Master Surrealist. Not to mention that many an art critic has claimed most of Dali's work to be...

crap. Yeah, like you didn't see that one coming.

So here's to you great canine artist, break the choke chain of the establishment and create! Emote...Dog...Emote!...

Just not in front of my house or square in the middle of the sidewalk.


Blogger BeckEye said...

I bet you're one of those guys who goes to the bathroom and after making a #2 yells, "Honey, c'mere you have to see this!"

Tue Dec 19, 03:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger Beth said...

You need t work that into a dialog in one of your screenplays.

Tue Dec 19, 06:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...


My ploppies are only my business, thank you very much!


One of these years, I will. Hopefully before William Wegman steals it.

Tue Dec 19, 07:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Dale said...

I love your Wegman retort there. If elephants and monkeys can paint, why can't a dog 'sculpt'?

Thu Dec 21, 06:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger katie schwartz said...

after all of that, you didn't get a picture of the shit?

come on, wp, throw us a bone ;--o

Thu Dec 21, 06:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...




"after all of that, you didn't get a picture of the shit?"

It needs to be viewed in all three dimensions to be appreciated, otherwise, only Louie would enjoy it.

Thu Dec 21, 07:32:00 PM PST  

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