This painting of a round cat face on a fish’s body entered the world as an improvisation by Nedobeck, a Florida-based artists who’s returned to Wausau’s Festival of Arts for decades.
He started the piece with a backdrop of blue and yellow shading that looked like light coming through water. Then Nedobeck decided to add a catfish. Rotund felines permeate his collection of work.
“It’s not conscious,” Nedobeck said. “They just appeared one day, like cats do.”
He likes seeing his work end up in the hands of children who seem drawn to its colors and characters.
Original article by Nora G. Hertel: