Art Works > The Virus Dance. Covid-19. Gleason. 2020. (Supported by ACNI and the Artist's Siap Emergency Grant).

Virus. Covid-19. Lockdown. Art.
The Leaping Cat.
(after Picasso).
Gleason. 2020.
mixed media on paper.
56.0 x 75.5cm.

In this picture I used the domestic cat as a stand in for the rare breeds of animals which I have read are being displaced from their natural habitat in remote regions of this planet. They have been put into close proximity to humans in markets in large citys for sale.It seems to me that the natural balance in nature is being upset, as these rare animals have long lived with virus's in their natural locations. I think it is a ticking ecological disaster along with Global Warming. I read that a pet cat in the Uk caught the virus from it's owners, but this a very rare example of people to domestic animal transfer the news story said.