The Australian bushfire engulfed an estimated 18.6 million hectares of the island nation, killing a number of animals and a few humans. To normalize the life after the fire destruction, a number of organisations raised money through various fundraisers. One among these is paintings sold by a lizard named Winston.
Owned by Sarah Curry, a graphic designer from Lansing (Michigan), Winston is an Argentine black and white tegu. The owner placed the
It dipped its claws and tails into different art sheets across the floor, with hues of paints dropped at a single place. Winston dipped its claws and tails in the paint colours and walked through the canvas, creating a painting.
Sarah uploaded the video on Winston’s Instagram account, with the caption, “Winston made some beautiful artwork last night.” She added that the tegu was walking slow as he was in its brumation period, a process similar to hibernation. “All proceeds will go towards helping Australia.”
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Fundraiser for Australia! Winston made some beautiful artwork last night. He was a bit slow since he is still in brumation mode. I'm just glad he decided to wake up to be a part of this good cause for a short while. All proceeds will go towards helping Australia. It is absolutely heart breaking seeing the damage done to their country. So many lives lost and so many without homes. We want to help as much as we can. I know we can't make millions but we will try our best. I will upload on etsy this weekend when I cut these down to size. PRICES 8x10 - $20 without frame $25 with frame 5x7 - $15 without frame $20 with frame 4x6 - $10 without frame $15 with frame Music: My Summer Love URL: https://icons8.com/music/
In the 1 minute and 45 seconds-long video, the tegu can be seen making the painting on the canvas. Sarah further revealed that she will cut down and upload the canvas paintings on Etsy for sale.
For 8x10 size painting, the charges are $20 (Rs 1437) sans frame and $25 (Rs 1797) with frame. Similarly, for 5x7 size painting, the prices go at $15 sans frame $20 with frame, whereas for 4x6 painting, the prices are $10 without frame $15 with frame. So far, Sarah has raised $2,000 (Rs 1.43 lakh) in two weeks.