Project 37

These drawings are about Chin-chin.

 

Chin-chin is a stray cat, abandoned by her mother at just two weeks old. Her front limbs are missing a segment, making them abnormally short. The muscle around her mouth is missing too, pulling her mouth into a permanent curve as if she’s smiling. Maybe her mother knew she wouldn’t survive the tough environment of the street, so she left her on a dark corner to be rescued by a towel shop owner. Two months and many posts on Facebook later, Chin-chin came home with me. 

 

She is weird, stinky, deformed, her two ears are misplaced like a rabbit. She stands on two feet like a dinosaur, walks like a lizard, meows like a human yawning. But when you look at her little smiling face, even though you know it’s a fake smile, you can’t help but be drawn in. And when you do look, you see the mysterious universe inside the abnormally large dark pupils.

 

Adopt. Don’t shop. Just like you cannot choose your family members and you can never imagine how much love and pleasure you can get in return.

A zine was print as the record of this project. 

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