Casey Weldon's Four-Eyed Felines

April 09, 2013

In this charmingly bizarre series of paintings, Brooklyn-based artist Casey Weldon seamlessly blends an extra pair of peering eyes into otherwise ordinary portraits of everyday house cats. At once startling and oddly befitting, the cats' doubled set of eyes suggest a host of different narratives, anything from an alien provenance to an alternate line of evolution. Weldon is well known for his off-kilter interpretations of pop culture iconography, and with this series he undoubtedly adds more fuel to the internet-inflamed phenomenon of cat memes.