first of Grendel’s Mother’s many productions,
this mobile, large scale paper mache piece was built for
a public arts festival at The Crucible, a non-profit sculpture
school in Berkeley, CA. Trisha and David were instructors
and founding members of the school.
The Big Red Dog was
designed by David and Trisha who also fabricated its steel
armature. Teams of students, staff and volunteers worked
for three weeks on this sculpture covering the armature
with chicken wire, paper mache and paint. The sculpture
combined an adult playfulness and sexuality with imagery
from childhood pull toys. The Big Red Dog was featured at
the Crucible’s “Fire Festival” and in
the “How Berkeley Can You Be” parade.
Red Dog, Trisha and David