Dog muralist Dolly Dutton was so moved by a white dog that she turned the mural into a mural of the same breed.
Dutton, the founder and creative director of ArtMakers New York, made the mural in the heart of Brooklyn, one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the country.
The mural is painted on a wooden plank by artist Michael J. Dyson.
Dyson said the painting is about “a white, white dog” that Dutton believes will “become the next dog in the history of the United States.”
The dog is depicted in an upside-down position, with the word “Puppy” written in black marker in white paint.
Dutton said the dog represents the idea of “puppies” being “the first white dogs.”
“It’s not a dog that you can just say, ‘Oh, I want to paint that,’ ” she said.
“The dog represents a dog and it’s also an identity.”
Dutton said she had an idea for a mural for years.
“I started to think about what a dog might look like in a painting,” she said, adding that she thought about the animal’s breed when she drew the dog.
“That’s when I started to realize that it’s really about a white, black dog.”
The mural was completed in the middle of the night, she said.
“I wanted to have it be a place where I could get some of that energy that I had,” she explained.
“And I wanted to get some color, too.”
She has a passion for animal art, including a painting of a dog named Tootsie that she painted last year in Los Angeles.
“She’s a little bit of a character,” she joked.
“A little bit more of a human than a dog.”
Dyson added that he chose the white dog because he thinks “the word ‘poo’ has a lot of resonance with people in the community.”
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She said the artwork is about the intersection of race, culture and politics.
“It was a way to explore that,” she told ABC News.
“We’ve been dealing with a lot, a lot more, with these issues than just cats and dogs, ” she added.
Dottys mural will also include a “pink and blue collar” dog, which will be an inspiration for those of us who want to look into a dog’s face.
“You want to see the face and see the character,” Dottys said.
“When I look at that face, I can see that face and the person.
I see the person.”
Dotties mural is scheduled to be on display at ArtMasters New York for three weeks.