Danger Dogs from Nepal
It's a Wrap! 7th Danger Dog Trip is over!

Which would you choose?

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Ozzie by Santosh Shrestha, Sagar and Megh Raj (clockwise from top left).   Ozzie has such a sweet face, and the artists captured his distinctive coloring.   Ozzie's owner has a hard choice ahead of her.

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Posey and Scooter by Sagar, MeghRaj and Sabala (clockwise from top left).   I love to see how 3 'naive' artists handle the design problem of an arm amidst the 2 dogs.   I think all three were sophisticated in their diverse solutions.   I prefer to give as little input as possible as to style or background color.   I decide which artist is best for which dog - or try to.

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Here the artists feature the many hairstyles of Zach.   From top left, the artists are Jit Gurung, Sabala and Megh Raj.

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Another inspiration for this project.   This sweet little beagle looks a bit like Posey in the double portrait above.   This signboard has had a long hard life, with little respect from the  wall painter in any case!

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I have been watching this signboard for 6 years now and it is still beautiful.   This artist with his distinctive 'horn dogs' must work in this area.   I've seen more than one in this style around the Baluwatar area of Kathmandu.

More tomorrow.

If you would like your own pet immortalized on metal by a struggling Nepali signboard artist, I will be returning to Nepal in a couple of months for the 8th Danger Dog trip.

This is a Fair Trade Art project that aims to promote the fast disappearing signboard art trade.   It has already mostly disappeared completely in India.

Each commission generates work for 3 Nepali artists.   The signs are approximately one square foot, synthetic enamel on metal and can be hung indoors or out.   They make wonderful gifts for pet lovers who collect art.

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front and you pay only if you choose a piece.   All artists are paid whether you choose their work or not.

Contact me at ampage1(at)gmail.com for more information.   Also you can go to NepalDog.com to learn more.

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