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Jeff Downing
The Keeper, 2008
Ceramic
11' x 28" x 24"

 

Jeff Downing

Canine imagery and its meaning is the subject of Jeff Downing's large body of freestanding, hand-crafted ceramic work. He writes, "Creating dog imagery is part of a long and enduring tradition throughout the world that has characterized the animals for their many symbolic and formal qualities. For as long as we have co-existed with dogs, they have provided us with a close and mysterious link to nature."

Downing is a professor at San Francisco State University in California.

 

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