Dog on a Column
Rene Martucci studied with Robert Arneson, Manual Neri and Wayne Thiebaud at University of California, Davis from 1978-1983. Under the guidance of Robert Arneson, Martucci developed solid craftsmanship and a pervasive desire to explore and challenge herself as an artist. Devoting over three decades to ceramic sculpture, two of Martucci's signature dog columns stand at the entrance of the famous Staglin Vineyard in Napa. She elevates dogs to a favored status, toying with the subject in the same way Robert Arneson featured typewriters. Martucci connects with canine imagery found throughout sculptural history.