egyptian mau

‘Nebamuns tale’ -Egyptische mau 
60x40cm o
il on masonite (sold)

"The fragment on the background is an egyptian mural from Nebamuns tombe, where a wild cat joins a fisherman in hunting. This is one of the oldest images capturing the bond between cats and humans. In this painting I combined a modern cat before its memory of past times. The butterfly resting on its back as a symbol of freedom. On the right side of the mau you see a human figure bringing an ode to nature. You can read this painting as a timeline from left to right, from past to present. Even though cats are now more domesticated, the respect the cat receives of its owner these days is captured in this scene. The human hunter (fragment) shown behind the cat, guarding over him."