Scented acrylics on
140 x 25 x 25cm.
Preserved in situ at the owners' residence in Bordeaux, France.
Advocat, a seven year old white, orange-eyed short-hair who lives on
a vineyard in Bordeaux, was encouraged to paint on the vine posts after
her owners noticed how frequently she made "significant scratch marks"
on them. While she now paints on paper or card, her preference is still
for the post which she will sometimes work on for several months at
"...these multifarious daubings which swirl round (and upward), at once
evoke a sense of tiny birds fluttering on a balmy summer's afternoon,
while the inclusion of deep claw marks which intersect them, suggest
a more basic intuition without regressing into the psychological iconography
so often exploited by other post impressionists." Martin O'Connor, exhibition
catalog, Arles, 1995.
Sent In By: Chantal
and Pierre du Mombrisson of Pessac, Bordeaux, France.
Photographically verified post works sell for more than $12,000 in France.