"Just Passing Through" (original woodcut)
12" x 8" (image) 13.5" x 10" (paper)
Water based ink on black Stonehenge paper
Black cats are particularly stealth, even for cats. They seem to be aware of their special ability to slip and sink into shadows and almost disappear. They might completely disappear if it weren't for those large, round, wet eyes always giving them away. They think no one ever notices them staring out at us from under a chair or perched on a high bookshelf, but we do. Even when they close their eyes, only the slightest bit of light needs to catch on their swarthy fur, and they shimmer as the bulk of their bodies rises and falls with every breath. Still, they believe in their invisibility even while being stared down, and so they move quietly, gently. And when they really want our attention, they shout.