Artistic Pig Brings Home the Bacon

2019-03-14

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  • This is What's Trending Today.
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  • Many people know of Pablo Picasso, the Spanish artist who created some of the 20th century's most famous paintings.
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  • But few, until recently, have heard of "Pigcasso."
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  • Pigcasso is the name given to an artistic pig that was rescued from a slaughterhouse in 2016.
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  • The pig currently lives - and creates art - at an animal sanctuary in South Africa's Western Cape region.
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  • Joanne Lefson runs the sanctuary.
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  • She says pigs are very smart animals that like to keep their minds active.
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  • "When I brought Pigcasso here to the barn, I thought 'how do I keep her entertained?'" she said.
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  • Lefson gave Pigcasso some balls, paintbrushes and other objects to play with.
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  • "She basically ate or destroyed everything except these paintbrushes... she loved them so much," Lefson said.
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  • Soon the pig was using those paintbrushes to create art.
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  • Her paintings can sell for almost $4,000.
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  • The money from her sales go to animal welfare.
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  • Pigcasso has even had one of her artworks turned into a watch face by Swatch, a Swiss watchmaking company.
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  • The limited edition "Flying Pig by Ms. Pigcasso" has green, blue and pink colors and sells for $120.
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  • "FLYING PIG BY MS. PIGCASSO has us squealing with joy!" notes a statement on the company's Twitter page.
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  • Lefson says Pigcasso is "definitely an abstract expressionist."
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  • The term refers to the artistic movement that sought to communicate emotions using abstract images.
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  • "You can't exactly define what she's painting," Lefson added, "but I can tell you that her style slightly changes depending on her mood like any great artist."
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  • And that's What's Trending Today.
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  • I'm John Russell.
  • 1
  • This is What's Trending Today.
  • 2
  • Many people know of Pablo Picasso, the Spanish artist who created some of the 20th century's most famous paintings. But few, until recently, have heard of "Pigcasso."
  • 3
  • Pigcasso is the name given to an artistic pig that was rescued from a slaughterhouse in 2016. The pig currently lives - and creates art - at an animal sanctuary in South Africa's Western Cape region.
  • 4
  • Joanne Lefson runs the sanctuary. She says pigs are very smart animals that like to keep their minds active. "When I brought Pigcasso here to the barn, I thought 'how do I keep her entertained?'" she said.
  • 5
  • Lefson gave Pigcasso some balls, paintbrushes and other objects to play with. "She basically ate or destroyed everything except these paintbrushes... she loved them so much," Lefson said.
  • 6
  • Soon the pig was using those paintbrushes to create art.
  • 7
  • Her paintings can sell for almost $4,000. The money from her sales go to animal welfare.
  • 8
  • Pigcasso has even had one of her artworks turned into a watch face by Swatch, a Swiss watchmaking company. The limited edition "Flying Pig by Ms. Pigcasso" has green, blue and pink colors and sells for $120.
  • 9
  • "FLYING PIG BY MS. PIGCASSO has us squealing with joy!" notes a statement on the company's Twitter page.
  • 10
  • Lefson says Pigcasso is "definitely an abstract expressionist." The term refers to the artistic movement that sought to communicate emotions using abstract images.
  • 11
  • "You can't exactly define what she's painting," Lefson added, "but I can tell you that her style slightly changes depending on her mood like any great artist."
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  • And that's What's Trending Today.
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  • I'm John Russell.
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  • Alexandra Hudson reported on this story for Reuters. John Russell adapted it for VOA Learning English. Kelly Jean Kelly was the editor.
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  • Words in This Story
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  • slaughterhouse - n. a building where animals are killed for their meat
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  • sanctuary - n. a place where someone or something is protected or given shelter
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  • paintbrush - n. a brush used for putting paint on a surface