House of Windswift

This big weatherproof portrait plaque was commissioned as the sign for a bed-and-breakfast with two resident Saluki dogs. Its imagery also echoes the home’s plantings and architectural details.


Late in the clay stage. That's Sabah on the left and Ishai on the right.


Salukis are the traditional desert hunting dogs of Saudi Arabian royalty, and they are stunningly beautiful. "Sabbah the Windswift" was one of the champion Salukis who established the breed in Britain, and he was an ancestor of one or both of these boys.


Many thanks to Christie Phillips, of Tyler, TX, for commissioning this piece, and for becoming a cherished friend in the process.