Simone Atkins

Dog Dynamite

My work titled “Dog Dynamite” is an etching/aquatint on zinc plate. The idea of the dog comes from a product called Dog Dynamite, which was a poison used to kill dingoes in 1909.The image was found in an Australian products book, and the caption that went with it caught my eye. Although quite harsh I found it rather comical.

It read “Pests, if you can’t shear it, shoot it, if you can’t shoot it, spray it. If you can’t spray it, work out a way to shear it”.

I chose the colour to represent the Australian outback red oxides. Unlike Dog Dynamite, my work usually takes a light-hearted and humorous look at my surroundings and local environment. People are often represented by animals in a characteristical way. My work is a narrative of events in my life that I would like to be remembered and frozen in time.

 

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  • Categories: 2008 Artist Profiles
  • Country: Australia
  • Medium: Etching Aquatint

1 Comment

  1. Doug Ross

    February 27, 2018
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    Hi Simone, can you please pick up paintings from Rocks N Rings Jewellers.

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