I love it when an artist hinks outside the square – especially when it comes to art involving dogs. My latest art crush is the series called Expresso Dogs by the very clever Brisbane based Stella Park.
The concept was conseptualised when Stella wanted to humanise animals thorugh her work in a fun and quirky way. And boy did she hit the nail on the head. She couples each piece with a quote about coffee which I find gives the artwork a little something extra.
A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.
I don’t have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine!
Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, ‘Jesus! This cup is expensive!’
Stella has also humanised cats.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
I was honoured to meet Stella a couple of months back and she was generous enough to do a sketch of Odie Sanchez which she printed on my very own mug! Odie’s ‘mug shot’ arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon and I was so excited to see how much it resembled my little mexican Sanchez.
Do I like my coffee black? Are there other colors?
Odie was excited to see he had mail!
Hans sad the package wasn’t for him
Odie rubbing it in – this present is all MINE
Don’t you think this portrait captures everything about me?
Hans was very jealous that Odie was getting all of the attention so stuck his head in the mug and wouldn’t pull it out.
Where is mine mum?
Is it in here? Surely she sent one to me as well?!
Oh well i’ll just slobber all over Odie’s and claim it as my own
If you would like to see more of Stella’s work be sure to like her on Facebook