"I love to work with dogs. They convince me to stay away from the role of an artist and allow them to perform in the creative stage. They cannot be totally controlled, since they follow their animal instinct. Why are they the most intimate with us among all animals? Not the monkey who actually has the closest genetic link to us. When I look into the dog’s eyes, I feel my other self is looking back. When we look down at them and they look back up at us, this kind of physical and mental pattern reminds me of a replicate model of us looking up to God. Unfortunately, we are not as lucky as dogs. We cannot see God and we do not know if God looks back down at us.
Until now, most of my works hover over the Dog-Human-God triad-complex. Each individual work seems to enter into different directions, from social, cultural, linguistic, and religious, to identity issues; but actually the complete body of work should be seen as a whole entity. I do not agree with the taxonomic definition in western art history, which breaks creativity into terminology. I incline toward “formless” which means no form and all forms.
Lao-Tzu says: "The movement of the Tao, by contraries proceeds; And weakness marks the course of Tao's mighty deeds." How about let's listen to a dog. When we read 'Dog' in reverse it says 'God'."
Hung-Chih Peng 2007, in Brazil