Barbara Cartlands Cat

Believe it or not, I actually dreamt of this cat, but I couldn’t remember where I had seen it.  It was a big, beautiful fluffy Burmese cat that had had the door slammed in his face. I made the mosaic as I had dreamt it and hung it on the wall of my studio, thinking no more about it. Then one day my friend Jenny Jackson came to see me and exclaimed “That’s Belle!” – at which point I remembered that it was HER cat.  It was amazing that she recognized her cat which had reminded me of Barbara Cartland’s cat.  Barbara Cartland was a romantic novelist and very fond of pink. She wore it constantly and wandered around looking like a wedding cake.  My idea was, that if Barbara Cartland had owned a cat (she actually preferred dogs and owned a HUGE Great Dane named ‘Duke’ after her friend Lord Louis Mountbatton) then this is what he would have looked like! I can identify with the poor chap because when I wear a suit, I just look like a tramp wearing a suit. So despite his pretty pink bow, this cat still looks very disheveled and you can see that he has caught his tail in the door a few times.

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30 x 21 cm
Vitreous Glass, Cinca Ceramic, Millefiori, Brass Wire and Glass Fusions
11 Years ago

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313 works in mixed mediaglass

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