Lori Nelson

Oh! My Dog! I Miss You.

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    • Oil on panel
    • 11 x 14 in.  
    • © 2017
  • This piece is a bit of an homage to Yoshitaro Nara's sad/mad/mean girls. When I saw his exhibit at Asia Society in NYC some years ago, I was struck by the title of one piece, "Oh! My God! I Miss You." It's subject appears in my own painting here as a little button/pin.

    This summer we almost lost our dog to a coyote attack. My daughter was instrumental in saving his life. This is the inspiration for this painting, as we all imagined the unimaginable: losing our pup. We know someday this painting will be depict a reality, but for now, it is only a bittersweet imagining of that sad day.

    Lori Nelson is a Brooklyn-based artist from Utah. She is the Director of Artists in Residence for 4heads.org on Governors Island, NYC.

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