Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cats A-Z: O (Oscar)

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

A jagged halo fires out from his silhouette like electricity as he keeps a jaunty pace. Hind limbs of metal and plastic fill the air with sound: tap tap tap tap tap. The accident that took those legs, horrible as it was, seems so much more dark and distant than the tangible now. Today is a happy day. 

Oscar the "Bionic Cat" gained fame for being fitted with prosthetic legs after a farming machinery accident. Read more about him here. 

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