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.
Tatiana Alisova – Mashka, 2016
If only Mashka’s puppies had a chance in the harsh cold she would have definitely been a great mother. However, her puppies all died are her guardian angels now. They protect her and bring her luck. They come to her at night when she’s dreaming. They know her by the bright white spot on her chest.
Mashka was found in a market in a village Zaokskiy in Tula, central Russia. There is a pack of dogs living there. Some of them get shot periodically. Their litters are destroyed every single time. We have already sterilised a couple of female dogs from that area but some new females appeared there recently and all of them are pregnant.
The volunteers did not manage to save them in time but Mashka was lucky. Local vets charge a fortune for sterilisation in order to discourage people from sterilising animals!
The cost of one sterilisation is almost equal to an average monthly salary in the village. We are trying to do what we can to help. Mashka was sterilised and luckily for her, a local shelter decided to keep her as a shelter dog! Mashka is pretty and very affectionate so no wonder they all fell in love with her!
About the Artist
Born and raised in Moscow before moving to London to get an art degree at Camberwell College of Art first, then Central Saint Martins. Tatiana loves to draw and tell stories, create new worlds and bring characters to life. And she love animals too!
If you win this item, we will print it any size up to A3 and ship it to you.