Pig Race Series

The Pig Races Series is a loose narrative built around a fictitious sporting event. The series incorporates scenes from the event, portraits of the jockeys, and medals and trophies. The racers run through gates and soar over jumps that derive from croquet and equestrian courses. As in real life, the action of the pigs is driven by the pursuit of the promised reward, the apple. The various allegorical hurdles represent challenges we all face. Sometimes there is a play between the concept of mathematical perfection and the vagaries of everyday life. Sometimes the compositions incorporate the golden section. Sometimes there is a diagram imposed over the image. These measured hi-jinks express the way things can be perfectly planned in the abstract, but are subject to change as they materialize, as unpredictable in their outcome as the results of a race.

All works © Mark DeMuro.



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Pig Races II
1990
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Number Six at the Step-Over Gate
1999
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At the Start (Pig Tricks)
1997
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Slow and Sometimes Moving Jump
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The Prompter
2002
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Approaching the Monkey Gate
2002
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Right Away Bettys Pig Was Trouble
2002
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Venus Caught in a Merger
2003
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Going Over a Slow and Sometimes Moving Jump
1998
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Charlotte at the Pig Races (study)
1997
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Charlotte at the Monkey Gate
1997
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Passing the Baton
2002
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Pig Tricks
1997
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Archimedes Fulcrum Jump
2004
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George and the Dragon
1996
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George and the Dragon II
2002
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Jockeys - The Fix
2001
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Jockey with a Plan
2002
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Duck Hat
1998
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Jockey in a Hermes Hat
2001
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Balance Training
2002
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Jockey (Wink)
1999
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Jockey (Apple)
1996
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Jockey (Mike)
1991
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Bronze Medal
2002
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Silver Medal
2002
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Gold Medal
2002
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Best in Season
2002
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Jockey (study)
1995
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But Daisy was No Ordinary Pig
1996