I often use animals as my subject matter because I think they are awesome. I also highly value the relationships between humans and animals, this appreciation comes from the companion animals I have had in my life and my previous career in veterinary medicine.
Old Crow is a collage of my dog "Crow". Crow was rescued as a puppy from a reservation where she had been hit by a car. She had mange and a large buddha belly caused by intestinal parasites. I got her the necessary veterinary care that she needed and she went from the ugly duckling to the beautiful swan. I had a number of people ask if they could buy her - no way. People would ask about her breed and I would say "She is a pure breed Rez Mutt" . Crow was a part of my life for 14 years and she is dearly missed.