If you knowingly buy a book about dogs holding seminars and talking to a beer guzzling, womanizing slacker-owner, you can not rightly say you are disappointed or that it was not worth the $16.32 amazon.com charged. You knew Merrill Markoe’s Nose Down, Eyes Up was about talking dogs. Arf. Arf. Grrrr.
This is not a portrait of Jimmy from Markoe’s world, rather it is of Clarion County artist Mary Hamilton‘s new dog she renamed Bindi. The print is titled Happy because Bindi is a most happy dog, even though she had to suffer the lose of her birth name for something the artist thought was erudite. I in turn shall always refresh her memory of the name I am not allowed to print.
Happy is a linoleum block print, image 10 x 12″, matted to 16 x 20″, in six colors, signed in an edition of 50, and sells for $60. Contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org Charles Marlin