Flower Power: Pit Bulls of the Revolution by Sophie Gamand
The artist explains that she wants to change the way society looks at pit bulls :
America euthanizes upward of 1,000,000 pit bulls every year. Pit bulls are victims of prejudices that associate them with violence and make them disposable dogs. Through my series Flower Power: Pit Bulls of the Revolution, I decided to photograph them with flower crowns, to infuse a softer energy into their imagery. I wish for this series to challenge the way we look at pit bulls, and ultimately the way we treat them.
The series is inspired by Baroque and Rococo’s aesthetics, using the traditional codes of portraiture. The flowers symbolizes the ephemeral quality of life, reminding us that these creatures are fragile and precious.
With this series, I wonder if art is a tool powerful enough it can change pit bulls’ fate.
To be clear the owner does not wish to give them up, they are in a tough spot and need a home for their dogs. They are two sweet boys, one of them does have cancer but it has not affected his attitude. They love to snuggle and be close to people. Please help out!