On Origins and Domestication


This project combines theories on dog domestication and the famous Belyaev fox breeding experiments with contemporary scientific studies suggesting mutual evolutionary advantages for human/dog companionship. These ideas reveal an ongoing production of shared origin stories that reinforce desired relationships casting humans and dogs as made-for/by-one-another.

Blue-print style colored pencil drawings of dozens of dog breeds, colored pencil schematics of evolutionary trees over oil on paper, watercolor diagram, vinyl wall text, plastic toy dogs, string, pins, journal article print-outs, found photo, wall labels