“The shake of the paint reveals a remarkable exercise of freedom, where each drop of ink bears the stain of prejudice.”
The statement sounds like the beginning of a deep artist statement regarding their new body of work.
A new body of work is true. The artist? Shelter dogs in Brazil.
These mini-Monet’s and Picasso’s reside in Brazil and are the new faces of a fundraising project called Canismo. Canismo is raising awareness of the hard lives of shelter dogs in their home country. This group of dogs wants to help with the support and adoption of their fellow dog friends.
18 unique pieces were created by cleverly covering the dogs with “paint” (completely safe paint made with food coloring and cornstarch) and then left to their own creative devices surrounded by canvas. The results are colorfully amazing!
On May 9th, these delightful works of art, and the photos of them creating their work, with go up for auction at the Perestroika Sao Paulo. If you are living in Brazil and are unable to collect some of these masterpieces, all of the artists are up for adoption.
All proceeds from the auction will be going to the Procure1 Amigo Shelter.
If you like to help, please visit the Canismo website.