Mary asked me if there was anything else I wanted to do in the city before I went home to Pittsburgh. Yes, I wanted to see William Wegman’s Dogs in the 23rd St Subway station.
She’d told me about them before. When I taught photography in high school, Mr. Wegman was one of the students favorite photographers. So after we got off the train at Grand Central, she guided me to the correct subway to get to see the famous Weimaraners in mosaic.
William Wegman click his name to learn more about his art
After Wegman took the photos for this commission, German mosaic fabricator Mayer of Munich produced the works, meticulously translating all the textures and tones of the gray dogs into gray glass” Alexander Alexa- 6sqft.com
I am back in Pittsburgh tonight but had to post these wonderful mosaic dog murals of “Stationary Figures” by William Wegman.
What does a dog think about?
Henry and Josie, the Airedales, were in the driveway when I was getting out of my car the other morning. They looked like they were thinking deeply about something.
Here’s Henry contemplating his shadow.
A dog across the street? The weather? Breakfast?
Let the day begin.
And they were correct. a car trip was about to begin.
The only thing is they were not going to be included on the drive from Ohio to Pittsburgh.
They saw the luggage.
They felt the excitement.
The kids were putting on shoes and coats and leaving the house. With suitcases and pillows and backpacks.
It was a trick to get them out of the car so we could be on our way today.
Henry the Airedale sat serenely while Maura jumped around outside for a few minutes. She shed her coat. I had on wool socks, wool sweater, down vest and wool hat. I could hear my mother in my head, warning me about pneumonia weather or catching a chill. Maura thought that the sun being out and her running around made it an early Spring. She kept her hat on her head. Then put her coat back on. Brrrr. My hands were cold when I got inside.
Henry just sat there, taking in the fresh cool air. No “sit” or “stay”command given.
And no, I did NOT knit her hat.
Tidying Up is on Netflix at Laura and James’ house where I’ve come to spend the weekend. Penny the Goldendoodle is mesmerized, watching Marie Kondo.
Have you emptied everything in your closet and drawers onto the bed and decided, item by item if it sparks joy?
Charlie (3 1/2) watched Laura and James pull out of the driveway and head to a family wedding last Friday the 27th. Mary and I stayed and played with Charlie.
He didn’t cry. Penny watched by his side.
I’ve posted similar pictures of the same scene. You wonder what’s going through his mind. A little wave.
Petey was walking on the sidewalk along the PGH Marathon route ( with Jacob).
I said what everyone probably always says to Jacob- “Oh my goodness! “Little Rascals Dog!” (filmed in the 1930’s as it turns out, YIKES)
Jacob graciously allowed me to photograph Petey AND told me how he found Petey in an animal shelter. Petey has a Mickey Mouse Mark on the top of his head and Jacob used to have a dog named Mickey.
A forever home for Petey is a very happy story. Lucky dog.