Archive > 2014

ceramic figure animal dog orobourus by Sara Swink
5 x 5 x 4

Tailchaser was inspired by a neighbor's dog that I've seen when I'm out on walks. It chases its tail incessantly, spinning slowly around and around. You can tell it's an obsession and beyond the dog's control. It's become part of my lexicon, my "insatiable" series, so a metaphor for how in life we are often chasing our tails without realizing it, and on another level, it's like the ouroboros, the symbol of the snake biting its own tail, constantly re-creating itself.