Notebook pages devoted to the concept of making art that amuses cats.
Plexiglas cylinder with climbing bars and a mirror ball on a spring
Stuffed Dead mice on springs
Top: Plexiglas boxes with climbing ropes and netting tubes connecting the boxes. Bottom: Box with climbing ropes,box with dangling bells,box with layers with holes for climbing through,box with ping-pong balls.
A cat’s gallery of amusement boxes, at cat level that can be climbed in . Left box with alternating carpet and mirror strips, right box with dangling mirrors.
The Cat Hat, a hat designed with a bubble of netting sewn to the top that the cat could crawl into from the back. She would grip onto the cloth of the hat with her claws and then play with the beads and bottlecaps sewn inside. Eventually she became too large to balance and stopped using it. hHere I am posing with her in the hat in the elevator:
Here I amuse the local children by showing them the cat in the hat as I chalk Lewis Carroll on the pavement:
And here is a costume designed by Shoelace’s other Mom, Milla Kalen.
“This design for a cat’s costume suddenly appeared in my imagination after our cat’s trip to the dacha, and after watching an innumerable amount of old ladies carrying their cats in baskets. The side cages belong to a bird and a mouse, so the cat can run around between and be amazed as much as possible.” —-Milla Kalen