Sherborn Farm Sanctuary Auctions Off Animal Artwork

Photo: Kim Tunnicliffe (WBZ NewsRadio)

SHERBORN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Move over Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Rembrandt; here come JJ the Goose, Mirabella and Belladonna the Kunekune pigs, and Shiro the Great Pyrenees.

Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn is hosting its annual Art for the Animals auction. Some of the artwork up for bidding was made by animals in their care.

Sanctuary co-founder and executive director Kathy Halamka told WBZ NewsRadio Wednesday that the animals used different body parts and non-toxic paints to create their masterpieces.

"Orchid and Mint, they’re llamas, and they worked on it together with their mouth and sometimes their feet," Halamka said. "We layer a thin sheet of plastic so that they don’t get all covered with paint. It keeps them clean."

"We want it to be under the right conditions," one sanctuary volunteer said about helping the animals paint. "When the animals are between their meals and the weather isn’t too hot or too cold."

Money raised will benefit the sanctuary. The bidding goes through Nov. 22.

WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.

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