Saving the Cat
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 12x12 in

  • In ancient Egypt and Babylon, the cat was a sacred pet treated with great respect.
  • Numerous ancient cat figures have survived to this day.
  • Sphinxes on the riverbanks of the Nile have the attitude of a cat lying down.

We see a certain performance of a theatrical kind where the age-old reverence for the pet turns into a marked concern for its welfare. On the other hand, the action taken to save the cat is a measure of preserving wildlife. This is also evident from the "eco ladder" shown in the form of a tree leaf.