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I find it really, really challenging to put my time, effort and energy into trying to get my small business off the ground whilst I see so many images and sad stories of things close to my heart that I know I could be doing much more to help prevent or at least raise awareness of.
So, today I paid a visit to Merseyside Dogs Home and (with their permission) took a few photos which I’m going to work from to create a piece of, what I call ‘hybrid art’. This piece of work will be designed to help convey a message as well as raise awareness for the cause in question, which was also the intention with my other painting titled ‘The Survivor’.

Out of the numerous shots I took, this is the photo I have chosen to work from…

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17/11/16: 1hr45….
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23/11/16: 2hrs30…
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16/12/16: 8hrs30…
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30/12/16: 16hrs…
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10/01/17: “Dogue One” completed after an estimated 25 hours or so – the theme relates to the newest Star Wars spin-off film, “Rogue One”, which features a new version of the AT-AT walker made famous in the iconic 1980 Star Wars film “The Empire Strikes Back” (disregard the fact that “Rogue One” is set BEFORE “Empire Strikes Back”). The implied metaphor here is that the older AT-AT model, which is the version I’ve painted, is forgotten about (abandoned) as all attention turns to the newer version – not unlike what happens to older dogs in many similar heartbreaking scenarios when a new puppy is wanted…
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