Puppy Love by Nneka K. Gamble

Puppy Love

Nneka K. Gamble

Victoria, Texas, USA

Artist Statement

Initially, I was inspired by the line “When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie…” from Dean Martin’s 1953 song, “That’s Amore.” There are so many things that come to mind that exemplify what love is. One day, I happened to see two teens standing in a courtyard, holding hands. Their body language said it all: they are totally enamored with one another. This artwork is based on a photo I quickly snapped of them to capture this tender moment.


Photo derived image, wholecloth quilt, painted and hand colored, free motion quilted.


Textile paint, PFD cotton fabric, colored pencils.