Taiwanese artist Poren Huang’s humanized dog sculptures at Powen Art Gallery, Taipei

Born into a family of wood carvers in Taichung, Taiwan, renowned Taiwanese sculptor Poren Huang grew up with Taiwan dogs which served as guard dogs for their family’s factory. Up to now, he has twenty plus dogs in his studio, running about as he works on his bronze dog sculptures. Most of his sculptures are made of bronze and some, plastic. Some sculptures are wrapped in gold foil. A dog lover, Huang humanized these dogs in his series of dog sculptures called The Dog’s Notes which explores themes of pride, wealth, loyalty, success, and love. By humanizing this loyal animal, he is also relating his own story.

Collected here are some of his works from the The Dog’s Notes series available for viewing at Powen Gallery, Taipei.

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