Acrylic on canvas with extruded media details, 16 × 20 inches.
An artist’s imagined version of the microchip that kitty has implanted to track his or her human (that’s what all of that purring and kneading is really all about – finding the right spot and testing the chip).
Electronics for Cats is in much the same style as Divertissment. The extruded acrylic is denser. Darker areas were added using soft gel and less white. these were applied with a small brush. If cats engineered electronics, I think they’d create something that would bemuse the ants and mice. Or perhaps one could envision an engineering project post-feline-interaction.
The title is a bit of an homage to one of the Wallace and Gromit short animated films, “A Grand Day Out”. Wallace, and inventor, and his dog Gromit decide to spend a cheese-eating holiday on the moon. While they’re building their rocket, Gromit can be seen reading a book “Electronics for Dogs”. Cats are so much more visual and unpredictable.