Cats 貓

Cats 貓

Cats
I once painted a street cat waiting to be fed by an old woman. The work was later acquired by the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2001.
After painting that street cat, I moved to a small village in the New Territories and stayed there for one year. During that year, my landlord’s cat gave birth to two litters of kittens. I thus made a lot of sketches of the kittens.
Later, I spent two years in Hong Kong SoHo, where I once kept an abandoned kitten and named it SoHo. The kitten was later adopted by a friend before it had the need to strop its claws as all cats would do. SoHo was then a curious kitten. It would jump onto the keyboard when I was on the computer, or onto the drawing pad when I was working on a sketch. Some of my sketches of SoHo were turned into woodcuts and brush-and-ink paintings, including two self-portraits. — Fong So


有一張畫,題為「街貓」,畫的是名副其實的街貓,等着善心人喂飼 (2000-01年展出後成為香港藝術館的藏品)。這是我較早繪寫動物的畫作。
畫「街貓」那年,我曾遷入新界一處小村,鄰居的貓狗成了寫生的模特兒。那一年,房東的一隻黑貓先後生了兩窩小貓,提供了不少畫稿。
再之後,我在港島的SoHo住了兩年,期間收養過一隻小貓,並名之為SoHo。這隻小貓顯然是幼小病弱,被人遺棄在後巷,但後來養得很健康活潑。因為貓稍長就要磨爪,只好在此之前轉送友人。這隻貓很好奇,你用電腦,牠跳到鍵盤上去;你畫速寫,牠爬到畫簿上去,還會伸爪去抓筆。描畫SoHo的速寫,後來有些轉成了版畫和水墨,其中有兩張用來配自畫像。 ── 方蘇

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