Monday 28 January 2008

Cheshire Cat and Puppy

While sorting out my stash and stuff in preparation for the Final Delivery of goods in storage, I came across this canvas work sampler 'Cheshire Cat' that Mum made for her City and Guilds embroidery course in 1980 (based on the idea of a Staffordshire Pottery figure). I was about to put it back in a drawer but Ian has taken a fancy to it, comparing it to Jeff Koon's 'Puppy' , outside the Guggenheim in Bilbao (we went there for our honeymoon). I see what he means- similar colours and a simple shape. Not quite on the same scale tho' which is probably just as well. The teeth are made of white pvc that glint in the dark - a bit eerie when going to the loo in the middle of the night. Imagine that the size of a building....

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