I have had this photograph by Clayton Cubitt on my desktop for months now. Every so often I expand the thumbnail and admire it. There’s so much to see. I mean, besides the feline testicles.
“Die Antwoord” is a South African rave/rap music group. Apparently this is their cat. But look at the photograph: the elaborately carved ebony chair, the provocative textural contrast with the delicate pink feathers on the toy, and the cat itself, like some otherworldly creature. Its right front leg looks shockingly like a human shoulder and arm–until your eye reaches the alien “hand” with its webbing and claws. Who knew what a cat’s paw really looks like when it goes for the kill?
For my other post on Clayton Cubitt (non-cat-related), click here.