Polly Ploy, 1993.
Scented acrylic on colored card
64 x 84cm.
Peggy Giacometti Collection, Venice.
Tigger, a three year old tabby, works with great care to produce exquisite
little expressionistic portraits of the white cockatoo with whom she
shares her home. She was placed second in the Zampa d'Oro (golden Paw)
award at the Esposizione dell'Arte Felino in Milan in 1993 for her very
complex work in white entitled "Polly With The Kettle On".
"...the interaction between artist and model is complex. While Tigger
seemingly takes great care to capture the essential quality of "birdness"
as she sees it exemplified by Polly, her informal and somewhat scattered
treatment of feathers clearly suggests a desire to also capture in a
Sent In By: Norma
Peretto of Verona.