Never sure when the muse will touch her and cardboard will speak to her, Mewsette waits quietly in deep perceptive meditation for a transmission from the cardboard.
We would be remiss at The Creative Cat if we did not celebrate International Box Day with an exhibit of technique by the renowned feline cardboard interpretation artist, Mewsette, who has a special type of communication with cardboard whereby she can hear what the box feels about its inner self. Mewsette’s aesthetic goal is to determine what the cardboard has to say and to interpret that message using the cardboard itself using no other tools than her teeth and claws.
Patience pays for the focused creative mind as Mewsette begins to feel a tingle in her whiskers.
Then she feels it fully in the brilliant light on her face and ears, the statement from the cardboard! And how fitting—she had begun this piece already and we’d named it “Sunbox” because it holds the sun coming in the window—expressing the box’s inner self—and so Mewsette has pulled along the edge of the box to create rays of cardboard like rays around the sun.
There’s always that weird moment in the communication, but it feels good…
Mewsette is ready to get to work.
“She always was an odd child, going off on her little explorations and playing by herself now and then instead of wrestling with her brothers, but I guess I just don’t truly understand a creative mind,” says the totally practical mom cat Mimi. “She must have gotten it from one of those fathers…and Giuseppe, well, they certainly don’t get it from me.”
But Mewsette and I get along just fine. Mimi will have to learn to understand.
Read more about Mewsette, the famous feline cardboard interpretation artist!
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