It just came to him
Becky Slemmons (BFA 2003)
The night before filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky left his family and homeland Russia, not certain if he would return, he hosted a farewell party. All of his friends wished him well, enthusiastically. But it was his German Shepherd that would not look him in the eye. These are three drawings in a series of 66, inspired by specific scenes from Tarkovsky's films, in which a dog or dogs appear.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.