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As a street artist of ten years My Dog Sighs’ work has primarily focused on the relationship and emotional discourse between the work and the audience. Melancholic figures and piercing eyes left on the streets pull the unsuspecting viewer into a confusing moral dilemma where the guilt of ‘taking’ is directly opposed with the desire to nurture and protect.
The choice of discarded food cans and found cardboard is conflicted with traditional street art ideas of directly painted or pasted walls. It initially stems from a need not to be seen to litter the environment it aims to decorate. Again, contrary to street art tradition, it is not concerned with permanence or mass audience but a desire to quietly communicate with a single participant. By recycling already ‘lost’ and abandoned materials, the cans add a layer of humanity and fragility echoing the solitary moment the 'finder' discovers this lost soul.