Every day in the U.S., 5,500 dogs are euthanized by shelters. To memorialize these animals and bring attention to the enormity of this statistic, artist Mark Barone is painting 5,500 portraits of actual dogs that have been put down, complete with their names and the date they died.
He’s 2 years and 3,500 painting into the project.
Here is a sampling of his work…
(via My Modern Met)