My human went to an art opening over the weekend. The show was called “A Point of View of a Cat” and many of the pieces on display paid homage to the feline mystique — introducing “the cat as a narrative form, as well as a vehicle for exploration of material and space.” The show’s art included both cat scenes and cat “artifacts.” The above piece, Cat Walk by Rebekah Clendening, comes under the cat artifact category, as it includes cat toys and cat hair in its makeup.
One of the stranger pieces was called Lost: Human by Tina Marrin. The cats were created on toilet paper! We kitties are really trying to create art when we claw rolls of toilet paper, but I have to say, Ms. Marrin has us beat at this!
There was even a library of cat books and magazines. Sadly, my books were not included. My human was tempted to leave a copy of Dear Sparkle with the others but didn’t. I really think she should have — it would have been an awesome expression of guerrilla art!
Along with these more unusual pieces were some more traditional paintings and prints. My human was enchanted by this digital print by artist and animator Nancy Jean Tucker. It is called Friday, and the eyes you see are actually her cat. I think she should have named the piece Sofa Monster, but that is just me. My human liked this so much that she asked about it, and it was very reasonably priced, so she is buying it! She will probably put it up in our office.
If you want to see more of the art show, you will find additional photographs on my human’s own photo blog.
I wish my human was more well-connected in the art world because I really think I should have been part of this show. Having cat art by an actual cat would have added a whole new dimension!
Those is cool art pieces and me is with yous! Your human should has bombed the display with your book! It would has made the art a living and growing form!!!
Maxwell, Faraday & Allie says
oooh how cool! We think it should be named Sofa Monster too! Sounds like a lot of fun and interesting stuff to see there. But really, toilet paper?
The Staff agrees with your human’s taste in art! But she was a bit backwards in coming forwards with the clandestine book drop!! 😉
Looks like fun. I would like the library the most.
Layla Morgan Wilde says
What fun and we think every cat is a work of art born to inspire.
Is that your own work of art on that last photo there Sparkle?
Surely it is not art if not done by a cat ?
Oui Oui says
Sparkle, we definitely think you should put your book in that exhibit. Maybe your mom wouldn’t mind running back and doing it. We think its brilliant!
Spitty the Kitty says
That looks like a fun show, but honestly! Your painting is better than any of the rest of it. If they want to have a cat art show, then they should include work by CATS! D’oh!!!
That looks very interesting art show! I love the idea of creating kitty on toilet paper 🙂 But you are right, kitty art by kitties will make the show more exciting!
Nerissa's Life says
Did you paint that masterpiece, yourself? BEAUTIFUL! purrs
I would have left your book there with the others….criminy. Can’t believe it wasn’t there in the first place!
LOVE the print! 🙂
Sweet Purrfections says
We agree that you should have been part of the art show.
We know if our mom went to a cat art show that she would surely find something she wanted. We have more than a couple of rooms in our house dedicated to cat art. We like you mom’s selection. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette
Totally agree you should have been there Sparkle, and I think the guerilla book drop would have been a great expression of true cat art!
I’ve been enjoying catching up on your week too and cant believe they call your gorgeous coat ‘ruddy’…copper is a much better term for a glossy red coat. Love your purring game too even tho’ I only got 4/10! Guess I need more training and will have to come and visit you in person to hear you purr your love. What a shame Blogpaws was so poor on the cat side of things especially when you were looking forward to some great treats.
Binga’s story is so heartwarming and a treat to hear. I believe cats find their owners and that’s why Magic came into our life. I was told that Torties are crabby, cranky creatures and the darker their colour the worse their temper! What absolute rubbish, Magic was even darker as a kitten and a more loyal, loving creature you could not find. Torties have a really special place in my heart and Binga is gorgeous.
Cats of wildcat woods says
Mom would have loved this exhibit! Sofa Monster is way cool!
Cathy Keisha says
Your book and painting SHOULD have been part of that art show.
Sparkle I think you could have your own show!!! 🙂
Baby Tali says
I likes your painting the best Sparkle..You has very talented paws.. 😆
Famous SpokesGoat Pricilla says
The publicist asks if there is cat hair everywhere is her yurt an installation piece?
Katnip Lounge says
We think your Human should have left a SIGNED copy, dadgummit!
Yep, your book should have been left there! Our mommy likes that piece your human is getting. We like your art too!
I agree, she should have left your book on the exhibit.
I think your art work is the best of all of them.
Sparkle, if your human doesn’t send your book you’ll really need to take over and do it yourself! What a wonderful concept of showing not only art featuring cats but also art about and by cats from different perspectives! We think our human should have an “art of the cat” show because we’d be the stars! But we’d let other kitties in.
We have to agree, the cat art that you are getting is the best one. That is really terrific and it looks like a black cat under the sofa. That must have been fun. Have a great day.
Daisy the Curly Cat says
Sparkle, your piece of art is the best!
Toby & Leia says
We think your Mom should go back and slip your book with the rest! A pawtographed copy.
Texas, a cat in New York says
She definitely should have left your book, Sparkle!
Sue Brandes says
I think you would of been the highlight of the show. Your picture is the best.
I’m surprised no one thought of that – cat art by a real live cat – Makes sense to me!
Katie Bella says
I agree Sparkle. You were the only thing missing.