Sammy is one bad cat. He’s fantastically passionate and weirdly amusing, when he’s not being bad. My series of cat paintings arose naturally from the quirky personalities and moods of Sammy Wolvek and his extended feline social network: Mildred, Fig, Dinah, and his stupid sister Lola. (Lola’s not really stupid, but Sammy seems to think so.) Some of the portraits have anime influences. Some, like “Kitty Shaman,” are more ethereal. A few of them are below…
Upon first glance, Lola might appear to be ditzy. She’s not. Lola was once quite the mouser. In 1997 she was the tetherball champion of Allston-Brighton. In 1998 she had a love affair during a tournament with Binky, the Russian Blue on her opponent’s team. She hasn’t been the same since she was disqualified for sleeping with the enemy.
Mildred, on the other hand, is a child of the universe. She has a right to be here. Mildred knows that with all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. She has a fondness for the herb, if you know what I mean.
Sammy has his moments of shamanic bliss. Who knows what goes on his furry little brain at such times? One minute he’s clawing desperately at the catnip bin, and the next minute he’s been transported to Nirvana. Go, Sammy, go. When you come back to earth, your dinner will be waiting for you.
All images Copyright © 2010 Paula Ogier. Do not use without permission.