NOBA Põhja- ja Baltimaade kaasaegse kunsti keskkond
SILDID: NOBA Award´24  

Edible - inedible, 2023

32 x 46 cm

Coloured pencils It is about responsibility of having or planning to have a dog. The details people should think of

The final project is made of a rich series of illustrations about each dog described in the survey or in the questionnaire. The illustrations depict details from the data collected through the survey and interviews with the owners of the dogs about each pet. The aim of the project is to highlight the importance of responsibility when owning or purchasing a dog. The strangest objects and products eaten by dogs are shown to seek for a greater impact of each illustration, which can reflect the lack of responsibility on the part of the owner. The illustrations should raise the questions about what kind of information about the breed, character and habits, as well as handling, training and communication with the pet himself/herself the owner should have before getting one. The favourite treats and toys are depicted to remind us of the things that stimulate and motivate the dog, because in order to communicate and work with the dog, we need to know what is of interest and healthy for the dog. These details are not only to be found in the illustrations, but also in the handwritten research texts or on the other side of the packed postcards. There is the edited illustration on the one side of the postcard, while the text on the other side, and the packaging of the set symbolizes the packaging of the products/items eaten or destroyed by the pet. The postcards are an excellent means for communicating the importance of responsibility more widely, as they can be disseminated to a much larger audience of dog lovers. Thus all the elements of this whole creative project are tightly interrelated with each other and are brought together to express not only the emotional, eye–catching dogs on paper, but also reveal the unexpected, sometimes hardly noticeable details of the whole project, which are meaningful and reveal the broad theme of responsibility in raising a dog. The project includes, training, communication with a four–legged animal, as well as the author’s personal experience.