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A couple of blondes, out for a walk… the woman took the look a step further with the blouse and cardigan.

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Tony Matelli’s Stray Dog, at Metrotech, is an effective piece of public art. It’s not overly complicated yet elicits varied emotional reactions. Small kids love to climb on the sculpture because it’s a life-size, immobile dog. Older viewers respond to the dog’s expression and the harness on its back. You feel the loss while being aware of the manipulation of the piece.

Last time I saw the sculpture, when I was at Metrotech visiting the waffle, the dog looked even more forlorn, standing in snow and covered in schmutz up to his knees.

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