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Monday, January 5, 2009

fun book: why paint cats


Cats have been a big influence in my life both personally and artistically. This past weekend was very kitty consuming due to this marvelous video and my equally obsessed with kitties friends. One of my past large scale photography projects was even based on the feeling of being an indoor cat owner and becoming a 'crazy cat lady'. One book that's reminded me I am still very normal and far from being a weirdo over the top cat person is Why Paint Cats:The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics by Burton Silver and Heather Busch.
Even if you don't feel like purchasing this book I totally recommend flipping through it next time you're at a book store. I thankfully have a friend who loves to give me random and sometimes cringe-worthy presents who surprised me with this doozy of a book.

3 comments:

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Holy crap, that picture totally just creeped me out. I'm so impressed that these cats sat still for being painted.

Aubrey Longley-Cook said...

Amazing. I'm going to get a cat just so I can paint it.

clorivak said...

I Freaking OWN this book...lol..this is too much! I am so glad I came across your blog..talk about shite in common...geez!