Painted Ceramic Greyhounds by Evelyn Tannus

Painted greyhounds with sea life

Artist Evelyn Tannus reimagines the elegant greyhound dog breed with vibrant coats in her series of illustrative, painted ceramics. Depicted as both sitting and laying down, the canine figurines have colorful decorations that meander across their legs, backs, and onto their necks and heads. The varied imagery highlights her wide-ranging inspirations—from geometric patterns to tattoos to scientific diagrams—that are blended together like a rambling story.

Seated greyhounds with flowers on their backs seated greyhound with religious imagery on its back sitting greyhound with eye on its back
greyhound laying with roses across its back seated greyhound, front and side views greyound laying down with intricate black and white drawings seated greyhound with geometric patters seated greyhounds with "te quiero" on its back
Images © Evelyn Tannus
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