The Art of Compassion Project: Creating a better world for animalsSeptember 10, 2018
The Art of Compassion Project’s logo was designed by Argentinian artist Francisco Atencio and symbolises their mission, which is to promote equality and compassion for all animals.
In order to find the artists and be able to create the book, Leigh initially contacted vegan artists through a Google search. She was then introduced to others through the artists she’d contacted and it snowballed from there. The artwork includes sketches, paintings in acrylic, oils, watercolours, collage, pastel work, pencil drawings, photography, digital art, installation art, soft sculpture, and fabric painting from 100 artists spread all across the world and over every continent, many of whom are keen to participate in future Art of Compassion projects.
“It’s my hope that a person will be able to pick up the art book, leaf through the 200 images and be touched by at least one, if not more of them and to then really reflect on the message behind the image and question their personal choices; whether to eat meat, consume dairy, wear fur, take their children to zoos, buy products that have been tested on animals.
“I believe art is powerful in its gentleness. It presents -itself honestly and openly, allowing the viewer to take as much or as little as they are ready for from it.”
The Art of Compassion Project has now been featured in several international vegan and veggie festivals.
Leigh is always on the lookout for any vegan involved in the arts; visual, music, writers, jewellery designers, fashion designers, photographers, poets, etc., to join the project. Volunteers with a passion for veganism are also most welcome to get in touch with Leigh via email.
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