Cat Fight paintings

The Feral lies just beneath the surface of the Human Animal. Composition, Color and the paint itself can serve to civilize that violence.  These images are screen shots taken from YouTube videos that people record and upload and then watch. They are unseemly, terrifying and sometimes deadly.  I never am able to watch it through to a really violent end.   It’s the taunting and teasing and intimidation that interests me most.

I am very interested in capturing that moment when stillness can hold the tension of the intention of what is between the animals.

  • Where are they in that moment ?
  • How charged is that space between them?
  • What is the shape of their action.
  • How does that action create a form beneath, behind and around them?
Val Sivilli
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