Cats, World War I, and Quantum Physics.
Cat Sleeping by a Box. In this work I refered to another work I did, an interior illustration for the book Dawnward Spire, Lonely Hill. The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. That book and the illustration can be seen in the Illustration page in this website.
Cat, Brain, and the Mona Lisa. ( “And yet the artist had understood exactly what was on my mind, by putting on the cover a drawing of the brain and the Mona Lisa, one on top of the other.“ - J. Bronowski talking about the cover of his book- The Identity of Man )
A work in progress. The vet were we took out cat was switching to digital records and asked if we knew anybody who wanted their old x-rays. I said yes and the result is this series which I'm still fine tuning. All the works in this series are done directly on X- Rays of Cats. None of the pieces in this series are more that approximately 12" x 10." The size of the work is about the size of a page in an oversize book. A few of the works are smaller. All the works in this series can be viewed in normal conditions without the use of a light table or any other special light source. The only requirement is that there be a white surface or paper under them so that the images will stand out.
One aspect of World War I (1914 - 1918 ) concerns Cats. An estimated 500,000 cats were sent to the trenches in World War I to help rid the trenches of mice and rats. Those cats sometimes became important unit mascots and treasured companions.
The physicists Erwin Schrodinger the founder of quantum physics served in the military during World War I. Later in his life he used his imaginative mind to explain the behavior of subatomic particles by imagining their behavior in the macro world with a cat in a box that is... both alive and dead at the same time. This became the well known "The Cat In The Box Thought Experiment."
World War I is also known as The Great War, or The War To End All Wars
"A film is or should be more like music than fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." - Stanley Kubrick