A tuxedo cat named Henry became known as a “feline fiber artist” after he shredded a couple of carpet remnants and his owner got them hung in the Bangor Public Library in Maine. Henry was also featured on Animal Planet for doing what any cat does — scratch.
You can read all about Henry on his lame blog that’s all self-promotion and out of date.
Don’t get me wrong. Cats Working is proud of any cat who makes it big, but Henry doesn’t particularly impress us. Up to now, we’ve kept under wraps our own art projects in a variety of media, but now seems an appropriate time to share them with the world.
Cole’s still an apprentice because he’s relatively new, but he did lend his claws to this masterpiece we call “Study in Corrugation.” Karen proudly displays it in the middle of the living living room floor.
Notice the fine depth of detail…
And these “Expressions in Blue” combine fiber and wood. They’re ensemble pieces the late Rex and Fred also worked on.
Henry’s art may be eye-catching, but it lacks subtlety, like “Launch Pad.” Our canvas here was the kitchen table, but nobody’s sure who the artist was.
Not to brag, but when I first joined the family, I took creativity where no Wormald feline has ever gone before with an ambitious solo endeavor in the kitchen using mixed media. Karen calls it “Kitten vs. Sheetrock”:
Karen’s dust ruffle was my canvas for this nuanced work I call, simply, “Snag”:
But, admittedly, “Ramp to Heaven” is the artistic focal point of the bedroom, another longstanding ensemble piece that’s still a work in progress:
I combined my love of danger and working with wood when I etched “Balance Beam” into the upstairs banister:
So you see, when it comes to creative expression, Henry’s nothing special. Any cat with claws and a little initiative can fill your home with priceless works of art using whatever materials you have on hand.