the Spring, Mice Dance on the Tips of Their Little Claws No More,
Acrylic on white board 65 x 54cm.
Phillip Wood Gallery, Berkeley, California.
Simkin, a four year old siamese, has been painting for 18 months and
has already four of her works through her local Cat Art Society. Her
detailed paintings often take several days to complete and have so far
mainly dealt with the issues surrounding the efficacy of destroying
rodents as opposed to the negative aspects of eating birds.
"Each of Simkin's paintings is made up of heavily drawn red diagonal
smears which, at their points of intersection, boldly describe areas
of conflict and uncertainty. His [sic] works have all the power and
aesthetic vigor of a considerable artistic talent working with maturity
and a passion for the small rodents which are her consuming interest."
Dr. David Hinds, private curatorial assessment, 1994.
Sent In By: Mrs Lisa
Ryers of Oakland, San Francisco.