Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cats A-Z: K (Kirlee)

6" x 8" (paper) 4" x 3.75" (image) 
Oil-based inks on bright white printmaking paper 
Artist's Proof 
Available for purchase here. 


The cat's huge, glassy eyes bedeck a coat of coiled fur, tightly draped over an angular skull and bony, yet muscular figure. He obscures his gnarly body by standing in front of an equally-gnarled backdrop. His large ears are poised to received the softest sounds, and whiskers slither out in all directions to sense the very air all around. Make no mistake, though he is small and tame, he is still a hunter. 

A cat named "Kirlee" was the founding father of the Devon Rex breed of cat, known for their extremely short, curly coats of fur.

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