Man Sitting with Cats

 

  • Personal Work
  • 30x40
  • Oil on canvas

Part of a series of personal works featuring cats interacting with dealing with loneliness and the tension of feeling stuck in undesirable conditions. Man Sitting with Cats was initially intended to be a single piece. However, the model gave such a convincing pose in two separate reference shots that I felt I couldn’t exclude one in favor of the other so I decided to use both.

The diptych creates repetition, which (I feel) emphasizes the man's weighty condition, while adding an aspect of time as the composition changes slightly with the changing positions of the cats and the man.