Appearance is an odd thing in Nature. Mostly animals
and people tend to blend into the scenery or Society’s notions
of how they should be, as a type of camouflage: in a ‘if I can’t
be seen, then I can’t be attacked’ mentality. However, there are
the colorful peacock males of fur and feather which don’t blend in
among the animals. In Humans, it is especially attractive to artists
and other free-spirited thinkers who enjoy turning themselves in
walking works of art. Then there are artists who delight in turning
their pets into works of art as well, much to the animal’s chagrin.
She appeared silently without fanfare, as cats do. She was sitting
there; staring at me from the end of the path; small, assured and
exquisitely beautiful. A cat, but not a cat - more like some ethereal
fairy creature covered with a mosaic of large turquoise-tinged
diamonds that spread out and enfolded her like the translucent
stained-glass shapes of a butterfly’s wings.
---Purple Mark, 04/21/2012
- “She appeared silently and without fanfare, as cats do. She was sitting there, staring at me from the end of the path; small, assured and exquisitely beautiful. Her lithe body was covered with a mosaic of large turquoise-tinged diamonds that spread out and enfolded her like the translucent stained glass shapes of a butterfly’s wings... (Federico Raggio)” Burton Silver, Heather Busch Why Paint Cats: The Ethics Of Feline Aesthetics. (10-Speed Press, 2002), Page 7.
- “...it is not intended to merge but standout in glorious contrast to the drab tones of most male dress. Strictly for extroverts, it is especially attractive to artists and other free-thinkers who enjoy turning themselves into walking works of art.” Colin McDowell. The Man Of Fashion: Peacock Males And The Perfect Gentleman. (Thames & Hudson, 1997), Page 98.