Well, I don't have any famous Danger Dogs yet, but I do have dogs named Oscar! Oscar the Danger Dog is even tall, gold and handsome.
Oscar by Govinda is a lovely Dog and deserving of many accolades. Govinda cuts out his lettering with reflective tape, so the letters are white, until they have light flashed upon them. This watery background is typical of Govinda's work.
By the way, Much Love Animal Rescue is having their Acatemy Awards at the Hotel Palomar in West Hollywood tomorrow, Saturday February 26, starting at 11am. Details here. There will be 200 cats available for rescue - all wearing their fabulous fur coats, a red carpet, celebrity cat lovers, prizes and more. Should be fun. There are similar events being held in New Jersey and New York, so check it out and adopt your own furry lead actor.
Danger Dogs from Nepal is a Fair Trade art project which promotes the dying art of signboards in Nepal.
Danger Dogs are handpainted signs painted on (often recycled) metal in Nepal. Each piece is approximately one foot square (though some artists insist on different sizes) using synthetic enamel. They can be hung indoors or out.
This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world. I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, three people get work, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living. Everybody is happy. Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!
I am now accepting custom orders for the next Danger Dog trip to Nepal sometime in spring 2011. You tell me what you would like it to say!
Your satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front. All artists get paid in any case. You pay only if you like one (or more) of the portraits of your pet.
Please contact me if you need a special present, as after making over 1700 of these art pieces I have just about every breed imaginable. Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any requests or questions.
Micro-finance through art patronage.
Give someone you love a portrait of someone they love - and support art from the Himalayas -- Dogmandu.
Visit the NepalDog.com website.