Two of @janefisher1608 's pieces from the Cave Canum, Art Exhibition and BARC Benefit.
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Cave Canem is Latin for “beware of the dog,” a phrase that was used in ancient Rome to alert visitors that a dog was in the home. “Beware of the Dog” signs can still be seen everywhere, including the artist's Oakland neighborhood. For as long as humans have been writing and making art, we have been writing and making art about dogs. Our two species are intertwined.
This series of dogs comes from the artist's travels in South East Asia and her home in California. They run the gamut from street dogs in Bali, Vietnam, and the Philippines, to pampered pure-bred pets. The range of dogs says as much about us as it does about them, as many have been manipulated through selective breeding to accommodate human needs and desires.
20% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to BARC, an organization that is dedicated to protecting and assisting dogs on the island of Bali. BARC's mission is to provide veterinary care, assist with adoptions, and find foster homes for hundreds of Bali dogs. The Bali Heritage Dog is a unique breed going back thousands of years, thought to be one of the oldest dog breeds on earth. They are the closest genetic example of the protodog that split off from the wolf to become the domesticated dogs as we know them today. BARC is committed to ensuring the survival of these magnificent animals.
More information about BARC can be found here: https://barc4balidogs.org.au/
More information about Bali Heritage Dogs can be found here:http://bawabali.com/bali-heritage-dog/2585-2/: #theloin