Some projects have a life
of their own. In preparation for another project, Grendel’s
Mother wanted to try out an acrylic cement. David offered
Trisha a half-finished eight foot tall steel armature
of a dog for a test piece. As they began to work on
this sculpture a group of volunteers made up of students,
friends and fellow artists came together to help. After
a layer of chicken wire and cement had been applied,
David and Trisha decided to try something they had not
done before. They would cover the piece with a mosaic
of ceramic tile.
In between many other
projects, work continued on this sculpture for three
years. Fellow artist David LeChaimant made the distinctive
blown glass eyeballs. In the summer of 2003, the not
quite finished Poochifer was rented by Clear Channel
to be the backstage decoration at a Bjork concert in
San Francisco. Now completed, this half ton sculpture
resides in Grendel’s Mother’s studio yard
and is available for sale.
We want to thank everyone
who has donated time and skill to this sculpture. Special
thanks to David Flaig, who named Poochifer
and who has worked alongside us on so many projects.