LAPA is one of this year’s charities, and they have come to the party with this beautiful art they have from a fundraiser they ran previously. All the artworks were inspired by real animals that LAPA helped.
Marusha Bell – Gerda Kahlo, 2016
I took inspiration in Frida Kahlo’s work. Art does not only create beautiful pieces, but it also gives us a way to tell about our pain and loneliness. If only Gerda could talk or draw, she would have definitely found a home in an instant.
This is Gerda. She lived on an industrial estate in Tula region. She was found heavily pregnant and severely injured – someone had hit her with a spade so much so that her hind legs could not move. Lelya, a woman we work in that region, picked Gerda up, and after extensive treatment Gerda was able to walk again. After Gerda recovered, Lelya unfortunately had no choice other than to return her back to the site. Lelya was already looking after at least 20 dogs placed in various foster homes who couldn’t go back to their environment because it was unsafe for them to do so. Lelya checks on Gerda regularly and although life on that site is not great, Gerda’s life is now a lot better than it used to be. Lelya drops food off for her which helps.
About the Artist
Marusha Bell is a fashion designer who sees illustrations as her hobby. She is a strong woman who has beaten cancer against all odds. After the remission, Marusha Bell reinvented herself. Her every picture is a fusion of kindness and faith.
If you win this item, we will print it any size up to A3 and ship it to you.