Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Round Cat"

4 color reduction
4" x 4"(image) 7.5" x 7.5" (paper)
Water-based inks on Stonehenge
Edition of 6

This cat has a very different sort of personality from the last rolling tabby. She seems to almost be smiling at me. She's isn't the least bit ashamed to expose her belly. Rolling over is natural and fun. Rolling over provides a continuous and refreshing change in perspective, like a shadow moving over the surface of a sphere. The loops in the background read like springs, propelling her forward. Her blue pillow is more like a moon, further pushing her upright. Though on her back, she seems to be perhaps dancing a jig. She breaks outta that blue bubble just as her stripes break in spaces and whip back around, making not a stripe, but a swirl. No bars, no cages for this fancy feline who is somehow both frisky and supine.

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