Frankenstein's Dog explores a scenario whereby Frankenstein should have first created a dog as a pilot scheme, before attempting a man-monster, mirroring the orbit before the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. The man-monster was a metaphor for many things; for instance, revolution and the violent mob, uncontrolled science and the abandoned child. He failed, through no fault of his own, to establish much of a rapport with 'fellow' humans but could form a bond with a dog. In Shelley's novel, the creature never dies and only falls out with his creator because Frankenstein refuses to make him a female mate. It is reasonable to assume that having constructed a dog, Frankenstein would be willing and able to make a bitch....
Jon Wealleans is a Figurative Artist who Lives and works in London. His oil paintings have been frequently exhibited in solo exhibitions in London and Beijing, China and are held in various private collections. He is a self taught painter and originally studied Architecture at the Royal College of Art. Jon Wealleans is currently working on a series of paintings of the Miao ethnic Minority in Guizou Province, China.
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