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Art Show: 3 Poets: Dickinson, Poe, & cummings

The Black Cat

by Carrie Hawks

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Art: The Black Cat by Artist Carrie Hawks
This is my interpretation of the "evil" one-eyed black cat from, Edgar Allan Poe's gothic horror story, "The Black Cat" as described in the last paragraph of the story....

Quote from,"The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe"...... A dozen stout arms were tolling at the wall. It fell bodily. The corpse, already greatly decayed and clotted with gore, stood erect before the eyes of the spectators. Upon its head, with red extended mouth and solitary eye of fire, sat the hideous beast whose craft had seduced me into murder, and whose informing voice had consigned me to the hangman. I had walled the monster up within the tomb!"

I had not read this Poe story since high school. A friend inspired me to refresh my memory. So as I sat and read the story, it was like reading it for the first time. I could picture the story so vividly in my mind. When I got to that last paragraph this painting just popped into my head and I had to create it.

"The Black Cat" measures 12" x 16" and was created with acrylic and ink on canvas.


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