Mice, the Knife and the Farmer's Wife,
Scented acrylics on kitchen walls, cupboard doors, bench, taps, window,
floor and refrigerator.
Private photographic collection, Santa Rosa, USA. (prints held by MONPA:
New York, Tokyo, Newport).
478 x 369 x 196cm.
Snow, a four-year-old white short hair, is well known in California
for his very extensive and exuberant works. His owner was first alerted
to her cat's propensity for painting when she noticed the swirling filigree
patterns he enjoyed making with the entrails of dead rodents on the
in expansive works on three-dimensional structures which, because they
refuse the repression of spatial containment and flow "off canvas" in
a seemingly ill-disiplined manner, has seen them placed in the genre
of Pseudo-Adolescent Funk. This is unfortunate, for despite the obvious
violence inherent in each image and the prevailing impression of chaotic
fragmentation, Snow's works are better considered in a broader, installational
context where their combined ability to alter the environment (in this
case an appropriated kitchen), so significantly, enables us to gain
new insights into the absurdity of modern gastronomic life. This is
not the stuff of some untamed adolescent vision..." Alexia Frame, exhibition
Sent In By: Mrs Alexia
Frame of Santa Rosa, California, USA.
Photographic prints of Snow's work usually fetch in the vicinity of
$200 to $300. Were the work in question to have been preserved in situ,
it could have been worth as much as $20,000 to $25,000 (MONPA).