Sotar Rua  

     This dog is an Irish Red Setter and the wooden base is covered entirely with copper artefacts nailed on with copper nails. Most of the large nails were of 2 types, roofing nails and old furniture nails. Many different copper items are hidden underneath, flattened out jugs along with copper wire, gauze and pipe. The tail has particular relevance and needs careful inspection. The copper has been left a dullish brown with highlights then lacquered. Sotar Rua was finished in 2017. Dimensions H. 122cm x W. 33cm x L. 142cm  Sotar Rua was exhibited in the 2019 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

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'My name is ‘Sotar Rua’ If I may say so myself I am a glamorous Irish Red Setter and a brilliant gun dog. I am friendly but can be skittish.

     

    

     

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