Piece description from the artist
This is the second in a series of paintings about a cat that I inherited from my brother's ex-girlfriend. D.C. Rescue. He was tough little guy, and was always getting into fights and would come home with literally, borderline, mortal wounds on multiple occasions. He wasn't a big guy either, so we knew he was fighting way out of his weight class.
When he was hungry, he would find a spot in the room that impeded your natural line of sight, and just stare at you. I think of this less of a animal portrait, than it is an interior scene that an animal wandered in to. Love the rug, and just how weird the scene becomes with that off kilter stare that only Timmy the Killer knows how to throw.
Ben Ferry is a former high school and college all-American soccer player who grew up in Washington, D.C.. After being drafted by "D.C. United":http://www.dcunited.com/, he played professionally for three years before a major spinal injury forced him to retire.
In his work, Ben focuses on the human figure, landscapes, cityscapes, and animals in a variety of media and styles. His paintings are vibrant, playful and unconventional, often featuring bright, saturated color and imaginative subject matter. Ben received both his B.A. and M.F.A. in painting and drawing from George Washington University and still lives in D.C., where he teaches painting and drawing at Georgetown University and George Mason University.