Don’t you love this image? I do. Its one of Laurel Burch’s. Are you familiar with her work?
I’ve loved her art since I bought a pair of her cloisonne earrings in 1981. They were cat earrings of course.
I have watched in admiration and amazement, and probably a little envy, as her images began to be found almost everywhere. Not just cats, but horses, dogs, birds, flowers and butterflies sprang from her imagination and came forth painted in bright, funky, fun colors.
Sadly, she died on September 13. Such a tale hers was. Cursed with a rare disease for practically her whole life, troubled early childhood, she managed to not only overcome all the strikes against her but to create an enormous successful art empire. Read the obituaries here from the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. The images I have posted here come mostly from a free screensaver available on her website. Check out her website, you’ll be glad you did. And may she rest in peace.
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