TET (The Extraordinary Tourist) Art Blog
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.