Cat lady paints with poop

The New York Times Local East Village blog points us to Siobhan Meow, an artist and cat-hoarder who at one point kept 100 cats in her home.

"Since the mid-nineties, the artist has rescued felines and used them as muses for paintings, ceramics, and photography," writes Andrea Huspeni. "She even collaborated with one of them, Jupiter, by combining his organic material — fur, urine, and yes, poop — with her paints. After his passing this October, she is dedicating her current collection to him."

Her feces- and urine-enhanced cat paintings start at about $1,500. In this New York Times video, the artist talks about her beloved Jupiter and his talent for “thinking out of the litter box.”

You can view more of Siobhan's work on her Facebook page, and on Flickr.


          1. Ah, thanks. I knew I never got high cleaning the litter-box, otherwise I think Mr D would offer to do it.

        1. Actually, one of the byproducts of methamphetamine manufacture is the distinct smell of cat pee. They haven’t brought that up on BREAKING BAD, unfortunately. 

  1. It’s articles like this that make me think that art was a stupid career choice.
    Imagine being a car mechanic, and competing with people who are creatively applying hamsters to engines and getting a ton of press because it’s so absurd.
    Clearly, I missed the day in college where they taught us to innovate by finding the craziest thing that nobody else was doing, and piss all over it so it’s ours.

    1. Yeah, she’s sure livin’ the dream!

      …no, wait. That’s not the word I was looking for. What’s the other kind of experience that haunts your mind as you sleep?

  2. OK, I just have to say, even as someone who still has, somewhere, a copy of the first KISS comic book that has traces of the blood of all four original band members in the ink: no thank you.

  3. She may be a crazy cat lady who paints with cat poop, but her kitteh paintings are great! I would like one in my home if it did not include actual cat poop in it, which is, call ME crazy, something I work hard to keep out of my house.

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