Acrylic on glass. 95 x 91.5cm.
Private Collection, Boston
Whisker, a three year old ginger moggy, likes to paint on glass as it
not only provides a smooth easily worked surface but also gives him
an uninterrupted view of of his subject as he works. He has recently
"adopted" a small furry toy bear which he kneads and sucks at as if
it were his mother - possibly due to his early removal from the litter
at the age of four weeks
"Whisker's rendition of his "mother" is essentially iconographic. The
outer encircling red (warm) forms, appear to denote the enfolding maternal
nature of the "mother" object which we see in the left foreground, while
the many white (milk?) dabs in the center must be the paws frantically
pressing at the nipple to facilitate the expression of milk." Ahmed
Bhamadhadj, photographic assessment notes, 1995.
Sent In By: John
Machado of Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
All Whisker's works on glass sell for between $5,000 to $7,500. (MONPA).