Let me count the ways!
This portrait of Chloe the Jack Russel by Ram Badahur gets double credit for the delightful 'Enlighteneb' and 'Bewaare' to sweeten the deal. This painting is available at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (www.cafam.org). Ask for the gift shop at the museum. By the way, the script at the bottom of this piece is in Tibetan. I'll assume it is spelled properly!
The Nepali script reads: 'Dharma Dog' or 'Dharma Kukor' in the Nepali language.
All of the above are available.
If you would like a portrait of your own pet, now is the time to order. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
Nepal Art Dogs is a Fair Trade Art project that promotes the endangered signboard artists of Nepal. With over 1500 pieces commissioned in 3 years, the Danger Dogs have made a difference in the lives of many artists. I decided to concentrate on pets as there was a tradition Nepal already of 'Beware of Dog' signs and I knew that people would like them. These are truly fine artists whose livelihood is disappearing at an alarming rate.
On my most recent trips to Nepal, the Danger Dog commissions were the only art these artists were still hand painting -- all their other work was done from a mass-produced image, often printed on plastic flex.
You can help by ordering a custom portrait of your pet. Each signboard is approximately one square foot, synthetic enamel on metal. Each commissione will be given to at least 3 signboard artists -- giving 3 people work, you a choice of 3 signs and museum shops Nepali folk art.
No money accepted up front. If you don't like any of your paintings, you pay nothing. All artists are paid fair trade wages. Your satisfaction is guaranteed,
For pet lovers who collect art and would like to make a difference.
Micro-finance through art patronage.
For cats, horses, ferrets, birds, hamsters, etc, please go to NepalDog.com for more examples.
If you would like to see a particular breed, please contact me at email@example.com.