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Jeff Downing



Canine imagery and its meaning is the subject of Jeff Downing’s large body of freestanding, hand-crafted ceramic work. He writes, “Creating dog imagery is part of a long and enduring tradition throughout the world that has characterized the animals for their many symbolic and formal qualities. For as long as we have co-existed with dogs, they have provided us with a close and mysterious link to nature.” Downing is a professor at San Francisco State University in California.

Signals, 2007
Ceramic stoneware
with slips and glazes
7' x 14" x 22" each,
series of 3
Fort Zachary Taylor
Photos by Karley Klopfenstein