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Rules of Paw

Rules of Paw

This was the last project of my second year as a mature student at PETROC, Barnstaple, rendered in powdered inks using a lightbox and a technique I like to call 'lucky splatting'.

The inspiration came on a wet afternoon on the beach after my labrador, Daisy, had once again managed to both disgrace herself and embarass her owners. I began to wonder if it was just us or if all dog owners had these problems? This was to be a proper set of life rules for proper dogs, not accessories.

I love to watch people's reactions to the Rules of Paw. Those who have dogs can immediately identify with it. And those who don't thank their lucky stars...