Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wild At Heart : Group Show for Wildlife Protection

Updated showcard for 'Wild At Heart: Keep Wildlife In The Wild' - opening Sat, May 26th at Thinkspace featuring 120 artists uniting to help bring attention to our world's endangered species.

I'm excited to be a part of Wild At Heart group show at Thinkspace Gallery, which opens this weekend, a benefit art show to support Born Free and to help rescue & protect wildlife.

Opening Reception : Saturday, May 26th, 5-8PM
(on view till June 9th)
6009 Washington Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90232
310 . 558 . 3375

for more information and inquiry, please contact the gallery.
+ preview of all the pieces in the show can be now viewed here online!

+ Arrested Motion has a sneak preview of the pieces in the show here.
and Daily Du Jour has a preview & more info as well here.

+ About Born Free USA:
Born Free USA is a national animal advocacy nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. Our mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. Every year, millions of animals suffer in fur farms and circus cages. In our campaigns against such cruelties, we use powerful tools including legislation, public education, litigation, and grassroots networking. We also work actively with media to spread the word about challenges facing animals. Our primary campaign areas currently include animals used in entertainment, captive exotic animals, trapping & fur, and the international wildlife trade.

*You can also donate by bringing blankets, toys, pet treats, etc. to the opening!

below is my piece for the show (american bison/buffalo) :

A Sacred Journey. 16"x20". Mixed Media (Acrylic, Colored Pencils & Crayon) on Wood. © 2012.
A Sacred Journey. 16" x 20". Mixed Media (Acrylic, Colored Pencil & Crayons) on Wood. © 2012.

A Sacred Journey. Detail.
Detail view.

some progress photos :
Ghostly layer... In progress.
Another slow progress.
Drip drip. My bison piece is finally finished for Wild At Heart benefit show next week at @thinkspace_art!

i have to add that the beginning of this piece was so hard, i had to restart a number of times (possibly 8) - but once i got the layout, i am glad that i can say i really loved working on it.
it was super tedious and slow in progress, but still really turned out to be enjoyable.

hope you can make it to the show - it looks amazing from what little i could peek online!

+ ETA : daily du jour posted some pictures from the exhibit which you can enjoy here!

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