Eager to explore the snack table and other dogs' asses, the pooches were reluctant to jump through the suspended hoop, climb up a set of stairs over a hurdle, teeter on the glossy seesaw, or dart through anchored, spray-painted balloons—even when prompted by treats. But the pieces didn't need the dogs to prove their artistic merit or indicate their reference to an agility course. Created by artist Shelby Norton, each piece toyed with the independently interesting designs of actual agility course pieces. Playing with a range of material textures—rubber, foam, wood, plastic—and a pastel color palette atypical of the average equipment, the objects were pulled out of their functional ordinariness by highlighting the visual appeal of their form. Norton also inserted elements of absurdity, from metallic balloons attached to the pole to a green rubber blob resembling feces sitting on a step to a painterly wash of glossy violet to turquoise covering the plank of the seesaw.