I received a ceramic Cheshire cat as a gift a few years ago. It lives in my studio and I have always liked it's energy. Alice in Wonderland is a favorite story of mine, and a huge influence on my artwork. I also have "Six Bird Hunters in Full Camouflage" by James Christensen hanging in my house which certainly played a part in the direction of this piece. I felt the time had come to tie these influences together. I wanted to give a different spin to the Cheshire Cat character. In Alice in Wonderland, he is mischievous, almost menacing... this one is a little more friendly and forgiving. I also really enjoy the classic dichotomy between a cat and a goldfish. The fish always seems so helpless against the huge cat, but cats usually hate water, and therefore can't really get after the fish. It's a peculiar relationship. I wanted to create a delicate tension between the cat and fish that accentuates this situation, yet remains in a perfect balance. The cat looks so harmless with it's sheepish grin, like it couldn't hurt a fly, let alone a fish...yet, is he really? or is it all just for show? And the goldfish, he should be terrified in his position, but he has this arrogant, sort of cocky grin like he has nothing to fear and is on top of the world. Are these two friends? Or enemies? I'll let you be the judge...
* 22x28 - Limited Edition of 95
* Limited-Edition Canvas Giclees are hand-signed and numbered, gallery wrapped on 1.5" stretcher bars, coated with a semi-gloss UV finish, and are ready to hang with or without a frame.
Super high quality prints on heavy 12pt card stock. These cards have been coated with a glossy UV coating for maximum vibrancy! These measure 5x7...View full product details
When our son Robin first arrived in our lives, we nicknamed him, “The Rooster” Due to the fact that very early each morning, he would...View full product details
Welcome to the 3rd dimension. The animated GIF file attempts to simulate the 3D effect, but you really have to see these in person to...View full product details
It is with great excitement that I present my first book! Who knew it would be written for 1 - 2 year olds:) My life in...View full product details
Sign Up for My Email List