A rare interview with Lux the Sculptor Dog / 22 July 2012
I don't know if many people know this but I share a house with a fellow artist. Her real name is Lucky, but her artist name is Lux. I have profiled her work previously on DAO.
To celebrate her birthday today, she created her latest masterpiece, called Basketcase. I think it is her most profound work to date.
I interupted her discussion with me as to why dogs have elbows in their legs, to ask her about her art.
DOLLY: Tell us about your latest work 'Basketcase'.
LUX: It is a statement about modern life, an anti-materialistic stance, basically saying: the more toys you collect, the bigger the basketcase you are.
DOLLY: That's quite powerful. But you know I am a mad person and take offence to the fact you are using the term 'basketcase' in a derogatory way.
LUX: Relax, I am just a dog.
DOLLY: So tell us what your work is, in a general sense.
LUX: My work explores the relationship between the Military-Industrial Complex and copycat violence.
With influences as diverse as Rousseau and Francis Bacon, new combinations are crafted from both explicit and implicit textures.
Ever since I was a puppy I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of the universe. What starts out as undefined soon becomes corrupted into a hegemony of lust, leaving only a sense of undefined and the unlikelihood of a new synthesis.
As wavering replicas become transformed through undefined and critical practice, the viewer is left with a new agenda of the inaccuracies of our existence.
Keywords: artist,dog artists,interview,sculpture