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Dangerous Career Cats - A Parody Series

by etourist , October 14, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: "TET's, Art"

Dangerous Career Cats is a series of three artworks including; Butterfly Catcher, The Wool Spinner (pictured right) and Mouse Catcher.

The series is a parody of Australian Artist, Hazel Dooney's, well known series of pop art paintings collectively titled, Dangerous Career Babes.

I must admit I'm not really a fan of Hazel's art. It's a little too 'sexually bold' for my taste however I thought the dynamic pose of Hazel's babes could be quite a challenge to reproduce in feline form. Hence this series of cats was born.

The video below was filmed as I created Mouse Catcher, the last in the series. It gives you more information and I kind of talk you through the process of how these artworks were created.

At this stage I don't intend to create any more in the series. It's not my usual style and, aside from the different career element to each painting, it feels too much like a production line of artwork. There's enough here to express what I was trying to achieve. There's no real need to keep going.

The series is just a bit of fun which, fortunately, Hazel appreciated in her blog, Self vs Self with the post Google-eyed.

You can buy prints of all three artworks from my Red Bubble, TET's Cats site.




  Michael Mize ( homepage )

10/14/2008 * 09:26:25

I really enjoy the playful and graphic style of these frisky felines. The clean edge comic look goes a long way for these compositions. I also like how the contrasting blues in the background echo the yin-yang composition of the other painting in your gallery. I'm especially fond of the "Tangled Toys" and the way you keep the slightly caroon like style, but modeled the animals with soft values. I'm assuming that it is more your typical style, since you commented that this cat series is not. Either way, I'm excited to see more of your work.

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