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Budi

In 2015 I was deeply moved to paint Budi, a young orangutan rescued from the illegal pet trade by International Animal Rescue.

 

Budi the Orangutan

 

In 2015 I was deeply moved by the story of Budi, a young orangutan rescued from the illegal pet trade by International Animal Rescue.

I decided to paint his portrait as both a homage to his strength and as a symbol of hope. Prints are available on my etsy with half of proceeds donated to IAR for his continued care.

"Budi" has been exhibited in New York and Chico, CA

 

The video below shows the incredible transformation Budi has made over a year thanks to International Animal Rescue's dedicated team and your donations. Back in December 2014, Budi was found lying, unable to move, in a chicken cage as part of the illegal pet trade.