Stream of Unconsciousness

February 17, 2010 at 8:15 pm 3 comments

Today we bring you the story an artist who expresses the essence of his art in an unconventional way. From

Brilliant art often comes out of pain and suffering. Such is the case with Tucker, a German shepherd who ran loose, dragging a large bolt and chain, through rural Ohio for months until he was down to a bony 49 pounds. After being rescued, Tucker ended up in Lakewood with permanent foster parents Jim Lasher and Kara Vlach-Lasher. Sweet and gentle, Tucker suffers from the canine equivalent of multiple sclerosis and cannot raise his leg to pee. As a result, he leaves elaborate and visually interesting trails on the sidewalk. Seeing their beauty, Vlach-Lasher has captured them in photographs.

A wee bit of Tucker’s journey from stray mutt to whiz kid of the Ohio art scene has been leaked to his homepage:

Educated on the rural roads of central Ohio, Tucker earned his BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arfs) in residence. He briefly dabbled in biscuit mosaics and rawhide drawing until he realized that he did, in fact, need an opposable thumb. His preference for the urine medium began to emerge shortly after his move to Lakewood. Tucker states that the canvas of the century old suburb’s varied sidewalk surfaces provides an exceptional backdrop for his expressionistic work. From swirling concrete sections to smooth sandstone slabs, the diverse textures of these assorted surfaces allow him to experiment with his compositions through careful use of texture and contrast.

Vlach-Lasher’s photographs of Tucker’s work are wonderful. She distills the creative juices of Tucker’s expression into fluid works of marked beauty. Hopefully, while wearing rubber boots…

Check out a slide show of Cleveland’s number one artist here.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chas S. Clifton  |  February 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    “… been leaked.” Arrrggh.

  • 2. Rob McMillin  |  February 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    <insert urine/liquid pun here>

  • 3. Mongo  |  February 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Piss as art….
    Hmmmm….sounds familiar….
    Andres Serrano comes to mind…..
    I mean c’mon- LOL- you do have to wonder if the photographer is a fan of his work….

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