Star, Rising Son: The Football Player
and the Pit bull" Art containing NFL
Football Tickets to be Auctioned on E-Bay
proceeds benefit nonprofit organization Dogs Deserve Better
to To Join/View the Auction Bidding
PA — September 3, 2007 — Dogs Deserve Better,
a national nonprofit working to end the suffering endured by dogs
kept chained or penned for life, announced that auction has started
today for a one-of-a-kind artpiece addressing dog chaining,
dog fighting, and the abuse of America's pit bull type dogs. The
piece, created by founder Tammy Grimes, is entitled "Falling
Star, Rising Son: The Football Player and the Pit Bull",
and contains stars and a shard border cut from actual NFL football
tickets which were donated to the organization.
tickets, from a DDB supporter, were for an August 26th pre-season
game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles,
and were intended for use as a fundraiser for the organization.
When the Michael Vick case came to light and organizations began
boycotting NFL games, the decision was made not to sell the tickets.
Ideas were solicited on YouTube, and the winning suggestion
was to create an original piece of art on the issue and encompassing
the actual tickets.
piece features Phoenix, who many people fought
to save and who became DDB's September's calendar dog, as
the Rising Son. Grimes states her motivation as follows:
"A star falls, breaking walls of depravity, immorality,
inhumanity. From the ashes the son rises, conquering those who objectify
him; his true champions hail and shield him...they, the Rescue Angels."
proceeds from the auction will go to Dogs Deserve Better, with prints
of the piece without the ticket stars and shards donating 50% of
the proceeds to Dogs Deserve Better. In addition, the first
5 signed prints sold online will get 1 small star each cut from
the remaining portions of the Steeler-Eagle tickets.
auction will run on e-bay through September 13th, and can be reached
through this link: http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org/fallingstar.html.
To buy prints of the piece without the football tickets, visit http://www.littlegirllooking.com/fallingstar.html.
Deserve Better (www.dogsdeservebetter.org) is a 501c3 nonprofit
organization headquartered in Tipton, Pennsylvania, is the 2003
First Place Winner of the ASPCA Pet Protector Award, and currently
has over 150 area reps in 38 states as well as in Canada and France.
Members of the press may obtain a hi-res image for print release
only by calling 814.941.7447 or e-mailing Tammy@littlegirllooking.com
Endorsements for Tammy's Work