Rabbi and a Dog

2004, Acrylic on Canvas, Size: 39 x 20

The key to the Bible comes down to one simple question from Jesus: “Who do you think I am?” The answer, unfortunately, is much more complicated. The theological significance has been debated for centuries, often teetering between heresy and faith, heaven and hell. It takes just one word to tip the scale – was Jesus a Teacher? A Madman? A Creator? I decided to look beyond the human race for the answer. Perhaps this Rabbi’s dog could share the secret. The dog must know the Rabbi intimately; he gets scratched behind the ears, sits loyally by his feet and remains his trusty companion. I researched many photos to convey the natural rotation of the dog’s head. It is at that precise moment when the dog receives The Answer.