Size: 149mm x 210mm
Medium: Pen & ink
In 2003/4 Aura was volunteering for an animal rescue centre in Kerala, India. A street pup named Twiggy stood out for her: she was very thin when she came into rescue and was covered in fleas, ticks and had a bellyful of worms. She soon started putting on weight once she was feeling better, and was neutered and vaccinated before she was eventually re-homed to the local chief of police. Aura never stopped worrying about her, however. Her time spent with the strays in India was both the most difficult and rewarding time of her life. The photographs she took while volunteering there now serve as a basis for her drawings, and Twiggy’s portrait is the first of a series highlighting the struggle that street animals endure on a daily basis just to survive another day.
See more of Aura's work at: portraitsbyaura.co.uk