Can you tell which of pelts is not an Ocelot?
SMALL CAT SERIES
"Ocelot Series" by Ruth Marshall, 2010-2011.
"Ocelot Series" by Ruth Marshall, 2010-2011
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|Museum of Art, University of Maine, Bangor.|
Ms Marshall initiated her tiger journey by beginning with a tiger cub from the American Museum of Natural History in order to begin understanding the striped markings of what is the largest cat on earth, (Panthera Tigris).
|"Tiger Cub" by Ruth Marshall, 2010.|
64" x 40" (162cm x 101cm)
hand Knit: Yarn, String, Sticks
After long days working at the Bronx Zoo, Marshall would return home at night and knit as a hobby. Her overweight, opinionated pet tabby cat named Rocky, was a faithful companion during knitting time. Inspired by the beauty of the intricate natural design of Rocky's markings, Marshall decided to try to knit a replication of his pelt. After exhaustively photographing, sketching and measuring her reluctant cat, his furry coat was translated into a knit pattern. Incorporating 2D and 3D traditional knitting techniques, Marshall was able to interpret the coat of "Rocky" into the first of her now signature pelt textiles.
45" x 39" (114.3cm x 99cm)
Hand Knit: Yarn, t-pins