Paul Spooner has created another 26 new pieces of automata to raise funds for The Trussell Trust, a UK charity supporting Food Banks. 100% of the proceeds of the sales will go to The Trussell Trust.
‘As a reward for my work on Suntory’s unsuccessful advertising campaign aimed at young people who, in their opinion, were not interested enough in drinking whisky, I was presented with this Maneki-neko(招き猫). These beckoning cats are a Japanese tradition but most people call them “Lucky Cats” and think they are of Chinese origin.’
‘Since sales of the last tranche of cats for food has so far failed to lift people trapped by the current emergency out of poverty, I’ve made this new lot. It’s entitled “An Unlucky Cat”, notwithstanding the above explanation.’
‘The edition this time is 26. They are made from lime wood – a horrible knotty plank that I was forced to buy because it was the only one available in these difficult times. I used the good bits for the cats and the bad bits for the bases. The knots add a rustic charm to the pieces and remind me of my grandfather who used to say “ We’ll save the knots for arseholes for rocking horses”.’
Height: 12.5 cm
Minimum price £48, Please pay more if you are able to. This will help give much needed support to The Trussell Trust at this difficult time.Sold out