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Floating Dog and Flying Cat

Mark Lere
Artwork Type
Media & Support
resin coated scrim on aluminum
7 ft. 6 in.x 14 ft.x 9 ft.* (2 x 4 x 3 m)
Animal Care and Control
Palmdale Animal Care Center
38500 Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA
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Latitude: -118.116865 - Longitude: 34.582481
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Artist Mark Lere designed two suspended sculptures for the animal adoption and gallery rooms, with the goal to help elevate the experience of adoption and supporting the health and well being of animals. Utilizing a resin coated translucent fabric set in aluminum frame construction, the sculptures simulate drawings in three dimensional space. The large scale sculptural depictions of a floating dog and a flying cat are meant to be visual representations of the playful nature of animals and the uplifting experences in partnering with them. These elements seek to suggest positive emotional interactions between pets and humans rather than the traumas of pet separation.

About the Artist

Mark Lere was born in North Dakota and holds a Master of Arts from the University of California, Irvine. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina; University of Southern California; Claremont Graduate University; Art Center College of Design; and Otis. He is a past recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship. To learn more about the artist: