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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 !

Thursday, January 07, 2016


image copyright and by kindest courtesy of the artist
Samantha Battersby of matouenpeluche is a Pet Museum favorite.  Here's a piece from her Etsy shop that immediately reminded me of the Walt Whitman line "I am large, I contain multitudes."  (Song of Myself)  It's titled "Galaxy Cat."  Aren't they all galaxies unto themselves?
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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1 comment:

parlance said...

I hadn't heard that saying by Walt Whitman, so thanks for that. I think it speaks a great truth. Love the cat picture.