This sad, sad mannequin is from a small shop in Boudhanath, Nepal. While I have seen many unusual headdresses around the Boudha Stupa, I have never seen one like this.
For more images of Mannequins from Nepal, go to a previous post here.
These paintings are part of the Nepal Art Dog fair trade art project. These talented signboard artists are losing work to digital graphic designers and rarely hand-paint signs now.
To order your own pet as a Nepal Art Dog, please send me a photo of your pet. I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of paintings and three people will get work. Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint. These can be hung indoors or out, be framed or unframed.
Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front. If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case. Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!
Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or find out more at www.NepalDog.com.
Let's keep these artists painting.
ORDERS ARE OPEN FOR NEXT TRIP: (OCTOBER, 2011). I'll be back in early December with your order.
American Dogs = Nepali Jobs. Micro-finance through art patronage!
Goodbye from Dogmandu!