This kitty was painted from an actual cat posed with a hookah. A bit of catnip was placed at the end to encourage the cat to interact with the device, but the pose was all the cat’s idea.
Although the hookah has been clearly marked with the word “catnip”, some people will still be offended by this motif. To help assure the viewer, the herb catnip acts as a pheromone rather than a drug and the image was meant to ruffle feathers those who promote panaceas. No cats were harmed in the process.
If you do like this image, you might enjoy one posed with a glass of red wine.
- 30" W x 20" H x .75" D