The sculpture of the giant bad dog, leaving its mark on the building is made of 52 digitally cut pieces of fiber glass and composite materials that were assembled on-site. Once the structure was intact, Jackson entered the sizable sculpture with a bucket of yellow paint to be splattered on the wall. Now, the mechanized sculpture squirts a stream of yellow paint on its own. It is one of Jackson’s many “Painting machines”.
Bad Dog will be on display at OCMA, along with Jackson’s retrospective “Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain” through May 5, 2013.