Saturday, July 7, 2007

American Gothic



Photo by JULIA Painting by GRANT WOOD

12 comments:

  1. Those are adorable snaps. Star getting bigger and bigger!

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  2. So who gave her the black nose?

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  3. Link, you are taking us into metaphysics here. Can Swedenborg give us a clue?

    No, I did not paint her nose black, if that's what you're thinking. Apparently it's pretty conspicuous; Julia sometimes calls her "Bee Nose" because it looks like a bee lit on it.

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  4. Thanks, Zoey. You're pretty adorable yourself.

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  5. LOL

    I'm trying to see the connection between the pitchfork and the cats?

    can you help me here :)

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  6. Kathy, hello! After pondering your LOL question, I don't think I can help you with any pitchfork symbolism, but an art teacher might point out the echo of the shapes of cat ears in the pitchfork.

    My cats don't use tools; in fact they don't do any work at all. Also, they don't go to church, unless you consider a tree a church. So the only resemblance between the pictures is the living people, not the church or the pitchfork (or the overalls).

    What jolted me when I looked at the cats' picture was how the faces, the poses, and the relative heights reminded me of AMERICAN GOTHIC.

    Thanks, Kathy. I know you didn't mean this discussion to be so serious, but I've enjoyed blabbing, as usual.

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  7. I enjoyed your response :)

    That cat with the nose is adorable! thanks for sharing.

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  8. Kitties are just great no matter what the occasion. Well, when they're peeing in the carrier because they are mad at being taken to the vet their cuteness wanes temporarily.

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  9. Tidalgrrl, likewise when the litter boxes need cleaning.

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  10. Enough about Star's black nose! I have just looked in Google Images at "Siamese cats" "chocolate point", and there I verified that Star has the classic, perfect, Siamese nose. Look at some of those pictures and you'll see.

    Likewise with Birmans.

    >Birmans
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    So, call her "Bee Nose" if you like, but respect her noble lineage . . . whatever it is.

    This is fun, thanks to you all!

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  11. To look at that cat picture and see "American Gothic" in it was sheer genius.

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  12. Lurker, please show yourself! I need you.

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