Pigcasso by Joanne Lefson
Published by: Octopus, Distributed by Jonathon Ball
Would recommend without being asked
Would recommend if asked
Would never recommend
The painter Paul Klee believed that ‘art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible.’ It’s this aspect of what we have achieved to date – Pigcasso’s undeniable presence – that makes me most proud. With every headline, every article and every single stroke, she makes pigs visible. She is an inconvenient truth, giving pork chops a face, adding deep and soulful eyes to that beloved pack of bacon. She is meat in context.
Chapter 17, Page 238
In a Nutshell
When Joanne Lefson rescued two piglets from an industrial hog farm she had no idea that one would become an international bestselling artist. This book takes you on Joanne’s journey from how she went from a pork eating school girl to rescuing animals and creating an extraordinary pig-human bond which has resulted in artworks desired by international brands, Hollywood A-Listers and art collectors.
Book Club Notes
This book is utterly charming and you can’t help being in awe of Joanne Lefson. Her go getter, non-conformist, grab life by the horns and larger than life personality is inspiring. She challenges what you believe is possible and shows how with enough will, one person can make a difference. Whether or not you’re aligned with her beliefs and/or consider yourself a carnivore, you can still enjoy this book and appreciate the messaging.
You’re wanting to change to a more plant based diet but need a little push to get you there or if you love a feel good local story that challenges your beliefs of what is possible.
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