|"Fly Away" as featured in new book|
Cats in Art by Desmond Morris
The role of cats in society, first as rodent-controllers and ultimately as most beloved domestic pet is observed through art. (Did you know there are 87 million pet cats in the US alone?!) The book opens with cave paintings and ends with street art.
My painting "Fly Away" is in the chapter titled Contemporary Traditional Cats. Other chapters include Sacred Cats, Satanic Cats and Native Primitive Cats.
|Left: Warren Kimble's Cat in Hot Tin Tub from chapter, Naive Realistic Cats|
Right: Love the human eyes on this painting from the Kalighat School, 19th-century Bengal
|Left: From the Avant-garde chapter, Andy Warhol 1954 painting|
Right: Street art by Banksy in Gaza
Right: From the chapter on Tribal Cats, a cat monster composed of woven textile, dated 300-100 BC from southern Peru. Many of these textiles were discovered at burial sites in the 1920's-- they were used as shrouds for the dead.