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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Saturday, March 26, 2011

meet deborah julian

copyright by and with kindest permission of the artist
Deborah Julian is a photographer with a degree in art history. For years she focused primarily on street photography. And then she adopted George, the first of what currently totals three cats. That would be George up there, starring in a photocollage work called "The Perfect Spot." I will let Deborah tell more of the story herself:
It was love at first sight. I was fascinated by George's intelligence and sense of fun and adventure and was soon taking daily photos of his activities. I have since adopted two more terrific cats, Sammy and Billy. Each cat has a different personality but all three never fail to make me laugh several times a day. I use my photos of my cats to create whimsical images that reflect their lively personalities and spirit. I am still a street photographer but my cats have become my favorite subjects.
As it happens this particular piece is a perfect mesh of her two enthusiasms: the cat tiles are from Amsterdam, and there's George, popped in as living counterpoint. Deborah also uses her cats as a refocus for well known master artworks, and it's beguiling and often laugh-out-loud funny how easily a cat becomes the axis for a new message - here's my favorite (from her Etsy shop), The Center of the Universe. You laughed, admit it. And if you're like Deborah and me, you thought - with all those artists and all those artists' cats, how many throw their unseen presence over great works of art?
Please go check out Deborah Julian's work at her Etsy shop here. I think you'll enjoy yourself.


Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy did laugh! We Cats were merely justified in our suspicions.

deborahjulian said...

Thanks so much for featuring my art work and my three muses.
Deborah Julian

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I love Deborah and her husband! Deborah's artwork is just amazing and I have one of their calendars in my kitchen that I bought late last year....it is one of the best calendars I have ever had. The artwork on it is just amazing.

parlance said...

Sometimes I think that's why we arrange for animals to live with us - so they can make us laugh.

Anita said...

Beautiful and funny pictures!

Thanks for sharing.