I’d been looking for plant pots and came across a listing where the owner had a cat statue and next to it a zebra statue, the zebra had been cut off in the photo so for a moment I thought I’d been looking at a cat with zebra stripes. So I painted a cat with zebra stripes.
I wanted to include aspects from a recent paintings ‘Self Portrait as Caravaggio as Bacchus’ as I enjoyed painting the leaf that folds with the table, this time I painted it with an excessive amount of leaves and as if the cat is a zebra as Bacchus. This time with more aspects that I’d call Bacchus… If this cat’s going to be a god of wine then it should be in total control of the vines. So the vines float up around the cat-zebra. I’m also a fan of animals not being perfect in my paintings so I painted this one with an amputated leg, replaced with a wheel.
This artwork is hand-stretched, hooks will be attached on sale and sold with a certificate of authenticity.