Twelve of Phifty-two
|Materials:||Screen Print on Photograph
|Inspiration:||Song – “Dog Faced Boy”
There’s nothing quite like a boy with a dog’s face, or a dog with a boy’s body – either way he’s a sight to see! Week Twelve of Phifty-two takes us behind the curtains of a circus sideshow… sort of. “Dog Boy” is inspired by Phish’s 1994 song titled “Dog Faced Boy”. “Dog Faced Boy” is written from the point of view of a man, maybe a Carny, who has done his girl very wrong and would give anything to undo his lying, cheating ways of the past. The studio recording of the song has an acoustic country feel that goes perfectly with the sad, regretful lyrics.
“I can’t spare a moment for the dog faced boy
I won’t lend another hand to the worm girl of Hanoi
Don’t deplete my oxygen for the guy who’s turning blue
But ask me, and I’ll do anything for you.”
Here is a nice version of the song with a brief introduction by Trey.
“Dog Boy” consists of a dog’s head that has been screen printed onto an enlarged photograph. The picture is photograph of a boy taken at Taylor’s Studio in Wilmington, NC around the year 1909. Prior to screening the dogs head, I used acrylic paint to white out the boy’s entire head.
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About the Artist
Brian Bojanowski, a native of Wisconsin, has spent the past 17 years working as an educator in both public and private schools. He has taught special education, elementary education, and art instruction in a variety of settings to thousands of children. He and his wife Wendi started Noah’s Art – children’s art center in 2001 and experienced immediate success. Brian, earned his Bachelor of Science in both Special Education: Behavioral Disorders, and Elementary Education from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. As an accomplished artist, Brian has had artwork on display in galleries and illustrated three published books, one of which is currently on the Amazon.com’s best sellers list. Under the direction of Bojanowski, Noah’s Art has received several awards for it’s curriculum and program. Bojanowski currently teaches out of his studio in Charlotte, NC and oversees the development and creation of Noah’s Art curriculum, and training new Noah’s Art Licensees.