In one of W+K meeting rooms there is a ceramic dog staring at the ceiling, his tongue hanging out as if it was foretasting a juicy prey.
That’s what I saw via Skype on the day of my interview for The Kennedys. Mr. Alvaro was so excited about his new purchase that he couldn’t resist showing it to me. And he explained what he had in mind “I think the dog is looking at something… maybe a cat. I want to turn this into something more than just a dog, I’d like to turn it into an installation.”
Sounded like a good plan and the possible beginning of a great collaboration. So I convinced Liliana, a ceramic magician, to make something for me. Something I could have hanged from the ceiling once I joined The Kennedys. And on my first day in the Dam I gave Alvaro the piece that he was missing: the ceramic stake.
By Carlo Zoratti
Photos by John Filipe