- Ink and colored pencil on paper
- 11" x 14"
"This is a drawing for everyone who was born and raised into war. A gloved human hand pushes a dachshund into a badger hole guarded by an AK-47. The dachshund was originally bred to face badgers head-on underground: a forced fate as our youth are drafted into military organizations and sent to schools where shooters might be plotting."
- Sarah Grass
This work comes framed in a natural maple frame with UV protective acrylic. The framed dimensions are 12" x 16".
Born in Somers, NY; based in Ridgewood, NY
Sarah Grass draws allegorical creatures in psychedelic scenes of material violence, bodily disarticulation, and perverse joy. With ink, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper, the Chilean-American artist treads complex regions of human consciousness. Her characters symbolize hidden meanings buried within ourselves—exposing the impressions that life events leave on our souls.
The Phallic Female series, which Grass began in 2020, centers on a female dachshund whose form resembles a phallus. This semi-erotic pet has become the signature protagonist of the uncanny world that Grass builds across her compositions. The dog appears in psychologically intense situations that surface human feelings and issues of identity. Throughout this body of work, the animal experiences physical disintegration, environmental disassociation, and emotional misconnection. Femininity and masculinity, suffering and healing, anguish and ecstasy hang in the balance in these vignettes. The dachshund assumes fluid states of being—operating both within and outside of the patriarchal systems and social boundaries to which her human counterparts are subjected.