As a result, I make no apologies for sharing with you, the work of a fellow artist called MISTY. Misty, who hails from Canada, is well known not only as a painter, but also for her performance art - the last photo on the blog.
Her work is on record in a book called "Why Cats Paint". If you have anything resembling a sense of humour.....and perhaps a slightly eyebrows-raised view of some of the more pretentious aspects of the art world...you might enjoy these pictures, and the text which goes with them, taken directly from the book.
|Finished work preserved in situ, North York, Toronto.|
Misty's paintings are greatly valued for their strong yet ambiguous imagery which, combined with contextual uncertainty, allow for a great richness of interpretation. The power of this sort of cat art lies in its very incomprehensibility which enables it to provoke and intrigue".
Work in progress:
Working with very quick strokes, Misty lays down the pink "tension" areas first.
|The "action structure" is composed of dense black verticals overlayed to suggest a series of interconnected curvilinear forms|
|Here, Misty "insisted" that the stool be placed in position|
so that she could complete the upper curved form to her satisfaction
Finally, here we see Misty displaying her "Performance Art".
|Misty uses her own body to make a living sculpture of a mouse, thereby creating an empathetic, one-to-one communication between artist and viewer, cat and mouse.|
The book is still available on Amazon. I highly recommend it.