Artist Ariel Orozco presents the viewer with an image of an abandoned dog painted as a soccer ball. The stray, previously subjected to abuse, is transformed to a dog with artistic status. This dog bears the markings of an object that is created expressly to be kicked, yet the dog itself must no longer be kicked at all. The photograph is wrought with layers of irony and we are left wondering whether the artist is in fact clever, or merely callous.
Artist: Ariel Orozco