I decided to work from a photograph of Hank that Amie sent to me. Hank lives in a forever home now and it is so comforting to know that. His face just spoke to me. He had these healing scars on his face, and these eyes that convinced me that he would be a good family member even though he might no have been that family guy from the start. I know I don't always work so literally (except for my obsessions with trees) but I felt that Hank's eyes told a better story than I could abstractly.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Mixed Breed Art Auction for the Gateway Pet Gaurdians
Amie King Simmons (you know, the super talented, super cool chick who happens to be my cousin) also happens to be a crusader for the Gateway Pet Gaurdians. They are a pet rescue headed by PJ ( the super cool lady who goes to East St. Louis to feed the homeless dogs every day). Amie dreamed up an art auction fundraiser a little over a year ago and, being the mover and shaker that she is, she started putting the wheels in motion immediatley.