This delightful illustration of three Siamese cats staring intently at their target—a bowl with three fish—never would have come about without the efforts of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Works Progress Administration.Within the Works Progress Administration, there were several different programs creating employment opportunities through public works initiatives. One such program was the Federal Writers’ Project (or the FWP). It provided jobs to writers as well as librarians, clerk
We find ourselves indoors for the first time in Ando Hiroshige's iconic One Hundred Views of Edo, joining the cat in viewing the procession of the Torinomachi Festival. Though Hiroshige rebelled against traditional ukiyo-e subjects by choosing to depict more landscapes than cities or seductive ladies, it is worth noting that this particular view comes from inside the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters, though on the quieter second story of the brothel. The accoutrements of the courtesan—the robe, bowl,
Asakusa ricefields and Torinomachi Festival - 14\x11\
A few years ago when freelance work was slow I came up with a project that would force me to keep working as I am innately a lazy person. I decided to paint 100 paintings for $100 each. The art I made came from whatever happened that day, from the gut, no muss, no fuss, no nonsense! Fun only!
Stop Talking - 20\x24\