Mary Tutwiler

Blue dog transmogrified

by Mary Tutwiler

The blue dog is about to get bigger. Sixteen feet to be exact. Artist George Rodrigue is building a giant dog sculpture that will find a home in the Memorial Park area of Veterans Memorial Boulevard near Severn Avenue in New Orleans.

The aluminum jumbo dog is currently in the works at Lafayette’s Begneaud Manufacturing. When completed, the Times-Picayune reports, the three-sided dog will sport red, white and blue faces. Rodrigue expects the project to be unveiled on August 15.