After the critical acclaim my daughter and I enjoyed last week with our debut collaboration, ‘Helicopter‘, we’re back this week with another of our artistic offerings.

This week, Little Proclaims was keen to show another side of her, quite formidable, talents and has offered a more aggressive, almost brutal, palette to complement the elementary template she commissioned me to produce.

I think this piece, which we’ve called ‘Cat’ is as stark a reflection of our times as you’re likely to come across.


  25 comments for “Cat

  1. June 25, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Your drawing not bad, either! I used to hate Art lessons.

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    • June 25, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      I hated art lessons too, but I always loved cartoons so I suppose I was always more motivated to draw them. I wouldn’t want to oversell my talents but I think my cartoons have a certain ‘charm’ if nothing else…

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  2. June 25, 2020 at 9:40 am

    I’ve seen some brilliant collabs in my time – most recently Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga’s dagger-embedded-in-the-thigh team-up in RAIN ON ME – but this may truly top the lot.
    Well done Proclaimers!

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    • June 25, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      It’s funny you should mention that particular track because, although we didn’t listen to it all in the creation of this piece, I can’t help but feel it was an influence…

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      • June 25, 2020 at 9:44 pm

        Fellow artists should acknowledge the effect others’ work has had on them – I believe.
        In any case, the influence is there for all to see.

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  3. June 25, 2020 at 10:09 am

    There’s a hint of Dali in the symbolism of the red angry eyes of the central feline motif. The bright bold colours have a Warholish quality, but then the colours fade to the right in what this viewer takes as the artists attempts to escape the arbitrary boundaries of the borders. A masterful subversion of Societies norms and restraints! There’s a certain disdain for tradition as evinced by the insouciant brushwork and minimalistic use of the colour palette. Plus, does one detect the light whimsical touch of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes?
    Bravo! An artiste- artistes- are born!
    Or alternatively, nice.

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    • June 25, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      I can tell you’re a true connoisseur.

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  4. June 25, 2020 at 11:14 am

    What he said. ☝️

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    • June 25, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      I can tell that you were especially moved by this piece

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  5. June 25, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    amazing work

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    • June 25, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      It’s an overly generous response, but we’ll take it 🙂


  6. June 25, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Have you noticed the cat’s eyes seem to follow you around the room?

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    • June 25, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      I hadn’t noticed but now I’ve entered into an unhealthy staring contest with my own drawing…


  7. June 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Obbverse summed up the work brilliantly. However, I must add that it can be clearly seen that the young artist has matured somewhat since her early work. Her brush strokes (let’s pretend a bit here!) are more bold, with far less hesitancy, almost as if she can hardly wait a moment longer to tell her story and pass on the joy of her vision to her audience.

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    • June 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      She did set about her work with a great deal of enthusiasm

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  8. June 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t know all that highfalutin art talk, but I know what I like and obviously Little Proclaims is the true artist.

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  9. June 26, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Artistic children are amazing. They produce fantastic stuff. Constantly. In enormous quantities…

    Word of advice: train her early to put her markers away before bed or your house will look like mine and mine looks like a landfill. 🙂

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    • June 26, 2020 at 6:53 am

      Our house was not the most orderly of affairs before the little one arrived so I fear that ship has already sailed…

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  10. June 26, 2020 at 3:00 am

    The brutal honesty and hard toned reality of this picture leave me questioning the foundations of reality. Well done!

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  11. June 27, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Little Proclaims… next winner of the Turner Prize, perhaps?! It’s certainly far superior to the work I saw in the Turner Contemporary last year (or was it the year before?).


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