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.
Dmitriy Pogorelov – Reis, 2016
A child’s embrace is to symbolize love and care that a dog needs. The hair is to symbolize the emotional connection between a pet and a family. Fishes are to add a surreal touch to the picture that is so far from being a reality. However, there is a church on the background which gives us hope that there will be a loving and caring family for this dog at some point.
Reis does not give up hope that someone will give him a loving home one day. He had a home and was happy, then the owners decided to kick him out. Luckily local volunteers found out about it before he was thrown out. They found a temporary home for him for a month. During that month Reis was very sad but it did not stop him from being very attentive to Elena, his foster carer.
He followed her everywhere, slept outside her bedroom, kept quiet and did everything he could to be a good boy.
Since then, he was transferred to another foster home and had to adapt again. Despite all of this, he is a cheerful, strong and a handsome boy with a lot of love to give.
About the Artist
Dmitriy Pogorelov works with watercolours. He begins with black ink and paper, and lets his ideas run off the page. But what starts as a project grounded in traditional illustration techniques soon crosses into the digital realm.
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