... a gift from the cat ...  (Click to enlarge)

SILVER MOUSE

1995

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... a gift from the cat ...

We had two cats that used to bring mice in regularly. They were invariable dead and sometimes in pieces.

One early morning I came down to find that the two cats had left three dead mice on the front door mat ... as a gift.

Had one got two? Was the third a spare from the previous day? Had they collaborated (least likely if you knew these cats)? And - most puzzling of all - why had they laid them out in such an orderly way on the mat?

At that point I thought it was important to make something of this precious gift - and that is how the SILVER MOUSE came to be.

I went on to cast it into bronze, and hope to try making it in glass sometime. Together the three materials could make an interesting version of 'Three Blind Mice'.

Category:
Fauna

Location: Indoor

Size: Small

Dimensions: 12cm x 5cm x 2.5cm H

Medium: Sterling Silver

Edition size: Edition of 25

Collection: Private and Artist`s Collection

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