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The Cardboard Dog Days of Summer

August 5, 2010

This could be the most charming thing I’ve seen in awhile. London-based artist Akane Takayama visited a number of elementary schools around the city and conducted dog-sculpture-making workshops with the students. Within the year, 1,000 cardboard canines have been made for DOG and each is part of ongoing installation events, the first of which happened on June 19-20th at Paradise Gardens.

Along with the artist, the students and volunteers meet up at parks, go on walks, and tuck wishes into the collars of each pup. They also take one home for themselves and snap their new pet in whatever situation it gets into…it’s man’s best friend minus any of the mess.

For more, visit the DOG blog and check out the artist’s statement.

[from Dude Craft, via Dog Art Today]

The Cardboard Dog Days of Summer, From Artist Akane Takayama and a Crew of Elementary Students

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