About the Book
In November of 2017 my husband and I found ourselves perusing the kennels at an animal rescue shelter. We were there with the intention of finding and bringing home a "smallish" dog. What we found instead was an immense beast sitting at the back of his kennel with a lampshade collar encircling his enormous head, and looking rather unaffected by the attention he was not receiving--I read somewhere that large black dogs are the hardest for the shelters to adopt out. Needless to say, we adopted the colossal creature. Over the span of time that the giant has lived with us, we have been witness to an untamed brute--whose actions resembled that of a wild rodeo bull--evolve into a semi-disciplined pet with the poised movements of a trained rodeo bull.
This book presents a collection of oil paintings from the Behemoth exhibition in Portland, Oregon. The images were inspired by Romeo, the beautiful Behemoth.
Renée Zangara is an artist from Portland, Oregon and is an active member of the regional art community. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in private and public collections, including the Portland Art Museum, the Regional Arts & Culture Council's Visual Chronicle, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish Medical Center Foundation in Seattle, Washington, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.