ArtworksFLORA & FAUNA III (2008)Sedan III

Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - Sedan III
Oil on Dog Skull
6.5cm x 16.5cm x 9cm

Chang Yoong Chia & Teoh Ming Wah
Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - Sedan III

Dog (Canis Lupus Familiaris)

The dog is a domesticated subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. The domestic dog has been one of the most widely kept working and companion animals in human history. There are estimated to be 400 million dogs in the world. Archaeological and genetic evidence indicate canines were domesticated by humans between 17,000 and 14,000 years ago.

Chang Yoong Chia - FLORA & FAUNA III - Sedan III

Dead Cars and Dogs

There were abandoned cars in my neighbourhood. No longer functioning and at the mercy of the elements, they quickly took on the hideous forms of rusted metal and deteriorated rubber. There also used to be a lot of stray dogs around my area. They made the discarded vehicles their home. Occasionally I would gather enough courage to approach these vehicles and peered inside. Once, I found a stack of animal bones nestled serenely on back seat.