About the Artist
My name is Jacinta Gilewski and this is my design for the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Year of the Dog art installation.
About the artwork
When I was offered this opportunity to contribute to Guide Dogs, I was very excited, and happy that I would finally be able to give back to an organisation that had given our family so much. My mum, Cathryn, went blind at an early age due to an accident and lost all vision in both of her eyes. Guide Dogs has since provided my mum with amazing care and support, and has provided her with four well-behaved and trustworthy dogs. Since getting these dogs, my mum has gained independence, and the ability to grow, and learn about the world around her with her dog. This inspiration is what lead to me decorating this beautiful dog, and it stands as a symbol of new beginnings for myself and my mum.
THIS ART DOG HAD BEEN SOLD AT THE ONLINE AUCTION.