Figjam was our favourite dog and the forbearing subject of many photos for greeting cards and invitations.  He died recently and I decided to create this memorial that captures both his pensiveness and colourful character.

I was inspired by the famous Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley images, where bold, primary colours were used to accent monochromatic images of iconic subjects.  The same technique was also applied to the covers of the Rolling Stones ‘Some Girls’ and ‘Love You Live’ albums.

I used a slightly different technique with bold, primary backgrounds behind monochromatic images which have been highlighted by complementary primary colours.  The merging of the outside images gives us the mixed colours in the centre panel and resolves the narrative by zooming tightly in to the subject.

Pop Art treatment for our favourite dog