Sadly, yesterday a wonderful artist, craftsman and author took his own life. He’ll be met at the Rainbow Bridge by many dogs and cats that will thank him for his great works of art and his contribution to animals. This isn’t about the sadness of how he passed…just that we lost a wonderful artist.
Chances are good you have seen some of Stephen Huneck’s work. Or maybe you have picked up one of his ‘Sally’ books to read to your kids. Perhaps you have had the pleasure of visiting the Dog Chapel in VT. His prints always managed to put a smile on my face.
“The work of Stephen Huneck is like laughter; enriching to life and uplifting to the soul”. Boston Magazine
“At all Stephen Huneck Galleries dogs are welcome and there are always a good supply of treats on hand, a small gesture to thank dogs for all they give us”. -Stephen Huneck
Huneck’s artwork is held in both private and public collections, including at the Smithsonian Institution building in Washington, D.C., New York’s Museum of American Folk Art and the Contemporary Museum of Art in Sydney, Australia.
I do hope that the state of Vermont, or some wonderful dog people or something will be able to help the Huneck family keep Dog Mountain so they can continue to provide us with examples of Huneck’s work and so people and their dogs can still visit the Dog Chapel.
My favorite of his books is definitely My Dog’s Brain…it is about what is in his Lab, Sally’s brain, but really it is about every dog. Check it out and you’ll know what I mean.