The Inner West of Sydney has no shortage of street art and graffiti in its streets and laneways, but since posting about it late last year, I have been noticing the cat stencil popping up everywhere. It’s gotten to the point where when driving the streets I am constantly glancing furtively down laneways in passing in case it contains a cat. The other thing that has started to occur is that I have started to develop a pathology for the artists and why they choose the streets and laneways they are stenciling in and wondering if there is a pattern? Are they strategically located to make some sort of supper cool walking tour? I have so many questions. The other thing I have started noticing is people interacting with the cat and adding to the stencil. Such as the pink cat where someone else has painted a bowl of milk next to the her. There is also what I refer to as the the sad cat which has a giant X through it.
Have you seen any cats on your travels?