The Red Cat paintings are intimately connected to my own growth and exploration. The red cat is a potent symbol of my vulnerable inner self that appeared to me in a dream.
The first painting in the series is one of my earliest pieces and represents a need to understand ancient cultures, to study texts on psychology, mythology, interpretation of fairy tales and dreams, meditation, et al.
The second painting represents the application of what I was learning and witnessing in the world and the formulation of my personal world view.
The third painting represents an understanding of my place in the world and the things that I need to manifest my desires -- the thick skin of a hippo, the wisdom of a fox and the tree of life, which sustains us all.
These pieces were painted over a period of 20 years.