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Battersby has a velvet finish to her images that powerfully evokes the feel of the creature's fur. Simply by looking, your fingertips tingle with anticipation. Since "Galaxy Cat" was done in charcoal and pastel, two media which lend themselves to tactile working, this seems only right.
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