i still dream about you

Drawing cats
Drawing cats

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a recent influx of cat drawings pop up on my feed. I was working on a piece that will be printed in the upcoming Cat Issue of Sad Mag, a quar­terly mag­a­zine that cel­e­brates indepen­dent art and cul­ture in Vancouver.

And drawing more cats.
And drawing more cats.

The issue won’t be out until end of December, at the earliest, but I’m also releasing the image as an open edition print. The idea for this work actually started along the same lines as my pretty boys kill me series, while I was at Ox-Bow. I came across some patterned fabric and made a mock up using a scan and some digitally overlaid text.

My original study using found fabric.
My original study using found fabric.

This file sat on my computer desktop in a Work in Progress folder, tentatively titled “Cat Scan”. And it sat there on the back burner for a few years until the perfect opportunity to have it in Sad Mag came up. And so I began working on my version, using my own drawings. The image is a digital collage made up of my original pencil crayon drawings. I had an open call for friend’s photos of past pet cats.

i still dream about you (cats) - 2014. Archival Digital Print.
i still dream about you (cats) – 2014. Archival Digital Print.

i still dream about you (cats) is like my pretty boys kill me patterned text drawings, in that it is also like a love letter and deals with love and obsession, but between a pet owner and his/her cat. Speaking from experience, for cat owners (and probably any pet owner), after a pet passes away, every so often, it will show up in your dreams and there is a hint of sadness when you wake up. Sometimes I think about getting another cat, but then I think about the heartache of losing a pet. Someday….

And for anyone who hasn’t owned a cat before, well, the image can propagate the idea of the “crazy cat lady”.

I’m taking orders for this print, which is a signed open edition archival digital print. It is an 8″x10″ image on 8.5″x11″ inch archival watercolour paper. The print is $50 (plus shipping) and for all orders until the end of the year, I will be donating $5 from each print to the BC SPCA.

To order, you can e-mail me or place your order on the Editions page of my website. Delivery will be around December 20th. Also, Sad Mag will be selling these prints at the upcoming Blim Markets: November 23 at the Heritage Hall and December 20 at Fox Cabaret.

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