Dogs of War
The Dogs of War are a compilation of conflicting ideologies that reflect events from the real world through playful and humorous investigations of our contemporary society. The series brings satire and familiarity with popular kids' toys to a fantastical military parody. By combining toy culture to present-day observations of the world including politics, economics, anthropology, and the epistemology of war, the sculptures act as a caricaturistic outlet. This is common in toys and can transport the owner through various forms of play, observation, and imagination. The Dogs of War reign as the military might in a fantasy world of my own creation. By using tactics of endorsement through propaganda posters, toys, miniatures, and history, the underlying messages within each sculpture are re-presented as an art object. It was recently exhibited in the Schultz Gallery at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.