A little visit to my Parlor ... some pictures of my collection of cat taxidermy. I like to pair up my black cat paintings with my cat taxidermy.
One of my favorite pieces is this one of a three-eyed cat from a Freak Show. I like it with the laughing child plaster bust and the Victorian taxidermy birds. As a backdrop, a lovely tonalist painting of Laguna Canyon by Craig Pursley.
A beautiful painting by Diane Hoeptner called "Full Moon Coco" along with some fun sculptural tentacle-like things in clay that I found at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna.
I love this smash-face cat taxidermy. It is really old - probably 1850s - from a natural history museum in Belgium.
One of my bobcats and a Carcal cat.
A super old Victorian leopard head. This one has a paper mache base and crazy Frankenstein stitches-like on the bottom. Here with another bobcat, this one catching a partridge. Also, my 3-eyed cat painting and a painting of Morticia.
My Victorian black cat under a glass dome. A very fragile piece! Along with one of my large black cat closeup paintings.
Someone must have really cherished this sweet kitty to want to preserve it forever!