Scented Acrylic on enamel.
220 x 110cm.
Private collection, New York.
Bitz, a 4 year old smokey tortoiseshell, only paints in the bath. This
means that all her works (with the exception of a major bath mural,
"Feasible Feather Feast" 1992, which was recently moved to Dallas),
are held in photographic form. Bitz will only paint in the afternoon
after the sun has warmed the surface of the bath.
Bitz's technique is typified by enormous speed and energy. She begins,
often with a different color on each paw, by drawing long marks down
the side of the bath and then quickly intersecting them with short oblique
dabs. The final effect, while occasionally suffering from a smeared
quality, is generally light and often contains a definite feeling of
feather filigree brought about by her sensitive use of claws.
Sent In By: Ruth
Hobbs, curator MONPA, New York.
12 x 10" gloss prints of Bitz's work sell for $75 -$200 (MONPA).