Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky, marking the head of the constellation Canis Major. Many cultures associate this star with canines. The reasons for its association remain a mystery. In many cosmologies the dog in the sky carries the light in it’s mouth. The heliacal rising of Sirius in the pre-dawn eastern hemisphere marked the hottest, “dog days” of summer to the ancient Greeks. This painting is a meditation on the co-evolution of dog and mankind, an invitation to contemplate our ancient friendship.
Oil on Panel, Artist-Made frame 14 x 17 inches