This is the third Chinese Astrological Animal I've painted for the Saint Clair Superior Development Corporation. The fiberglass sculpture will be auctioned off and the funds will be used to provide art classes for Cleveland inner city school children. The art classes focus on Chinese culture.
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Here is yet another painted fiberglass street sculpture/ fundraiser. This is one of my favorite causes: http://www.stclairsuperior.org/ raises funds for Asian Services in Action, Youth Art & Culture Education Program; which provides art classes for our "Asia Town" neighborhood children. Koscian Meat Market sponsored me to paint him prior to the auction. "Babe" is depicted in a flannel work shirt. We'll all be working a lot harder to dig ourselves out of our current financial hole. According to the Chinese zodiac, hard work is the only way to achieve success in the year of the ox.
"Pirat" was commissioned by the Artefino Gallery to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac year 2008. The public art project was created by Cleveland's St. Clair Superior Development Corp. http://www.stclairsuperior.org to promote their neighborhood. Chinese food and art are my favorite attractions there.
The Chinese zodiac rat possesses attributes of wealth, aggression and charm but also death, fighting and atrocities. Let's pray that the Olympic games in Beijing do not turn into a bloody mess.