Size: 30"W x 22"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2013
I made this kitty "Cougar" gold because the color is very healing for this kitten who is now in heaven. Her life was taken from her so unnecessarily early by cruel circumstances. Cougar was a whimsical magical kitten and I tried to portray her innocent nature in this interpretation of her. I have spent most of my life trying to rescue any kitty that is in need.
I grew up as an only child always feeling very different from everyone. I think we can all relate to that to some degree, and this is where my energy for my artwork originated from. Even though I was well liked, I felt so alone, and I soon realized I could release this insurmountable energy by simply picking up a pencil and drawing. I taught myself to sketch by slowly connecting very vague lines until a form would emerge into an image that I could be proud of. Soon, I became fascinated by graphite which seemed to invite my drawings to come to life.