Description This poster is recommended to be framed WITHOUT a mat.
Max is a 14 year old mutt who started a new life four years ago with owners Karen and Simon Cornish. They rescued him from Battersea Dogs Home, London, after his original owners could no longer look after him. Max has a wonderful life going to work everyday with Karen, playing with his tennis balls in the park and swimming at a special doggie pool once a week to help with his arthritis. Max loves sniffing flowers and then trampling on them, rolling on his back in the grass, a good scratch behind the ears, and of course a nice juicy bit of meat! Max doesn't like fireworks or loud beeping noises and he often smells strongly of popcorn. His owners are yet to find out why!
Nathan Janes, Port Clinton, Ohio Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement
Nathan Janes is a graduate of The Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. Janes is becoming increasingly known in the world of art for his pop art stylings addressing national and global social issues while using the family dog as his muse.
Janes strives to combat the popular perception that fine art can only be in certain styles or of certain subjects. According to Janes, "Now more than ever I am striving to push my work so that the family pet is used as an artistic tool to depict deeper questions and messages about our society. Everyone can relate to the family dog but not everyone has a cognizance of the social issues that I depict in my paintings. The dogs depicted in my work serve as a bridge for individuals to journey into topics and questions that they may have never explored before but certainly affect their lives nonetheless.”
In addition to his growing collection of activist art, Janes has created a number of designs, which have been used to help support various nonprofit organizations that promote animal welfare. Among these projects, Janes has designed the first official ribbon for animals, the “Orange Ribbon for Animals,” which is being distributed by Rational Animal to help support animal shelters nationwide.