|Tiger, just a few months old.|
|My Motor, just adopted.|
In a way, this body of work is a tribute to him. Many of the images start with a photo of Motor. The cats in my prints are black, not because I am making black cat artwork, specifically. For me, the black cat is symbolic of all cats. My cat images could be blue, or brown, or red, but I chose black.
When Motor passed, I had no thoughts or desire to adopt another pet. But my older cat Tiger, my original cat, seemed lonely. After all, Motor was his companion for nine years. So five months after Motor passed, we decided to adopt again for Tiger. There were not a lot of kittens available at the time, but we found two boys, similar age, fours months old, from two different litters. This is Hobbs and Oreo. You can see I have a thing for ginger cats. They have been great additions to the family.
|Hobbs and Oreo - just adopted.|
|Two brothers from different mothers.|