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Puppy Dog Eyes and Playful Paws: Misato Sano’s Wooden Sculptures Capture Canine Attitude

a profile view of a carved wooden poodle sculpture

Photos by Maki Indo. All images © Misato Sano, shared with permission

From pudgy pugs to a precisely groomed poodle to a deliriously happy Shiba Inu, Misato Sano’s waggish pups emerge from single blocks of wood. The artist (previously) chisels expectant eyes and goofy grins, revealing individual personalities that showcase each breed’s distinctive look and attitude.

Misato views our canine companions as mirrors of our own personalities, and she began making these sculptures as reflections of her own thoughts and emotions, from excitement to worry to longing. Each portrayal channels myriad ways dogs can be free and open in their expressions of devotion, passion, and play.

Her solo exhibition will open this October at Cyg Gallery in Morioka City, Iwate, Japan. Find more on the artist’s website and Instagram.

 

a playful shiba inu dog carved out of wood

a collection of five quirky wooden sculptures of dogs

a carved wooden sculpture of a Shih Tzu in a woodworking studio  a wooden sculpture of an abstracted white dog with large paws

a wooden sculpture of a gray terrier with very long snout fur

a whimsical wooden sculpture of a pug with large, bulky muscles

a playful wooden sculpture of a chihuahua-type dog baring its teeth

a wooden sculpture of a brown French bulldog

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