|Title||Giving Your Heart|
|Artist / Creator||Rebecca Wild|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Author of Text||Rudyard Kipling|
|Process / Technique||Archival pigment print on watercolor paper.|
|Image Process||Charcoal, pastels, graphite, acrylics|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||12 x 16 inches|
|Edition Size||Open Edition|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed, Unnumbered|
Several years before the commission of this piece (by the owner of a Scottish terrier) I discovered the poem, The Power of the Dog by Rudyard Kipling. I had recently lost an elderly canine companion and found comfort and humor in Kipling's words. Although this is but one stanza of the poem, it still addresses that inexplicable bond between man and dog. Through simple gesture and form I hope to pay homage to this unique connection. As he stands at the foot of his master, gaze upward, the dog's devotion is evident.
Artist BioRebecca Wild is a Pacific NW artist and calligrapher living in Sequim, Washington. Her work pairs a love of letter forms with the luminous characteristics of drawing materials and paint. Originally from West Virginia, she has a B.A. in studio art from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. She was an art instructor for 25 years in Portland, Oregon and has taught workshops and classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland Community College and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.