The Familiar: A Poster by Anthony Bacon Venti

  The Familiar by Anthony Bacon Venti

The Familiar
25" x 33"
Signed: $125   Unsigned: $100

Coming out of the house one cold winter night, I turned around just for a second and there it was:  Long cast shadows from a single porch light grabbed my attention.  Strangely enough, I could only think about the Giant Octopus in Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – its massive tentacle-like shadows held me spellbound. The painting was finished, but still not complete.  Something was missing: a black cat. This time, symbolism had nothing to do with it: I  simply love black cats.  After bringing people into my studio, someone referred to the cat as a ‘Familiar’. Hence the title!