The 80cm x 60cm ‘swinging dog’ piece is one of Herakut’s mixed media artworks. They create the 3-D swing effect by
deconstructing the framed canvas and placing the dog in between the torn canvas pieces. Artistically
reoccurring is the pug. Like on many other Herkaut artworks the pug is depicted with children or as in
this piece alone. The pug is the central imagery of “Swing”. Characteristic for Herakut they play with the
concept of anthropomorphism. Herakut transfer the human ability of grasping ropes onto the pug, giving
the animal a childish appearance. The pullover and the party rest do the rest to remind us of a little kid
sitting on a swing. The child theme completes the Herakut palette of reoccurrence in “Swing”.


  • Title: Swing
  • Creator: Herakut
  • Date: 2010
  • Physical Location: Ermatingen
  • Location Created: Ermatingen
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 80 cm, Lenght: 60 cm
  • External Link: Widewalls

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