Mouse & cat, 2019
Various types of paper, candy wrapper, cellophane,
transfer print, paint marker, acrylic
Size: 24x30 cm
The mouse in this work is an adaptation of the Egyptian scarab. I made this mouse-scarab years ago from the wrap of a "mouse" (candy) that you get in your shoe with Sinterklaas. The cat is an image of Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess with a lion head. Together they stand on an ab-stract Egyptian rowing boat. Two small swastikas at the top left and right: very old positive symbol that occurs in cultures all over the world and in ancient times (from Hinduism in Asia to the Navajo in America). Swastika comes from "svastika": Sanskrit for well-being or happiness.