Tammy Grimes: Released January 2006
Releases "New Orleans After Katrina" Series
Grimes Launches Initial Three Pieces of the "New Orleans After
Series from Rescue Efforts there in November 2005;
also releases "Speak Your Peace for Animals" as vision
for new hope.
Grimes, artist and founder of Dogs Deserve Better, has released
initial pieces in her third series, entitled "New
Orleans After Katrina". Grimes found herself deeply
affected by emotions and images from her time working for the animals
in the aftermath of Katrina. In this series, she strives to bring
out these emotions and images in a way that others who have not
seen or experienced may do so, may think more deeply and reach out
to both the people and the animals of New Orleans with greater understanding.
We Stand Helpless, Sending E-mails", reflects the feelings
of hopelessness experienced by most rescuers as Katrina events unfolded...while
she and others sat safe and warm, people and animals struggled to
survive, and Grimes was left with a certain knowledge that any dog
left chained was already dead.
Life in New Orleans" pieces together the possible story
of one man's life, a musician, whose rumpled home bears tarnished
musical instruments, a band hat resting on the floor, and remains
of what was perhaps the family dog lying outside the front door.
third piece, entitled "Even
God Left", reflects the feelings of abandonment felt by
many New Orleans residents who came back to nothing—featuring
imagery of an abandoned, mud-filled church which bore only a desperate
sign reading "Church Services Cancelled Due to Katrina. God
Bless Us All."
a result of Katrina, Grimes felt inspired to create "Speak
Your Peace for Animals" to put forth her vision of hope
for the world; a hand holds the earth, a released dove, and many
animals in need of our understanding look out from a peace sign
holds a B.A. in Visual Art and Design from the University of Maryland,
and a B.A. in Naturology from AIHT. She is currently pursuing a
Master's in Naturology from AIHT, as well as working as Executive
Director of Dogs Deserve Better.
of all profits from sales of Grimes art will benefit Dogs
Deserve Better or other animal or environmental organizations. The
artwork can be viewed at http://www.littlegirllooking.com.
can be reached at 814.941.7447 or Tammy@littlegirllooking.com
for comment, and is available for art shows, commissioned works,
Deserve Better was founded in 2002, is an international nonprofit
with 125 area reps in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and works
to bring dogs out of the backyard into the home and family. The
site can be viewed at http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org.
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