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Released January 2005


Tamira Thayne (fKA Tammy Grimes) Launches Seven Pieces
in a Series Entitled "Little Girl Looking";
Also Releases Seven Other Works of Animal and Environmental Art


Tammy Grimes, founder of Dogs Deserve Better, has released a series of art pieces entitled "Little Girl Looking". Using a combination of images and words, Grimes documents her journey from that of a girl who first does not see or care about the plight of the animals, to an adult who now, even in the midst of pleasure, cannot forget their pain.

Images of Grimes daughter, Brynnan, abound as a representation of herself, and she feels that even now she is often looking through the eyes of a child. Photos of Grimes herself then and now appear, and are weaved into settings and animal images that, while beautiful to the eye, evoke thought and beseech the viewer to recognize the plight of animals, especially the chained dog.

Grimes has been working on the series for a year, and strives above all else to strike a chord in the viewer with her honesty. "I'm hoping that animal welfare advocates as well as those who love their dogs--yet may not have given much thought to the dog chained next door--will be touched by the art, and perhaps empowered to do something for the animals in their neighborhoods."

The Little Girl Looking theme spills over into her other art pieces, as Grimes feels seeing through the eyes of a child enables a closer, more open examination of our world. Four other pieces as well as another series entitled "Ladies Prefer" are also available. The "Ladies Prefer" Series focuses on environmental and other animal issues which we face today.

Grimes 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. She remains to date unpaid for her work with Dogs Deserve Better, and supports herself entirely through freelance art and design.

20% of all profits from sales of Grimes art will benefit Dogs Deserve Better. The artwork can be viewed at http://www.littlegirllooking.com.

Grimes can be reached at 814.941.7447 or Tammy@littlegirllooking.com for comment, and is available for art shows, commissioned works, or interviews.

Dogs Deserve Better was founded in 2002, is an international nonprofit with 75 area reps in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and works to bring dogs out of the backyard and into the home and family. The site can be viewed at http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org.

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