I feel sick.
... I'm stuffed if I can comprehend how this makes poor O happy, he's now flying with the birds
I'm with you, Found Soul.
All of my cats (since I was around 3 years old) & the one dog I've been responsible for, have been loved family members.
The usual reaction to the loss of a pet (or a person) one has loved is grief.
This fellow's response seems to me to be a very strange way to pay "homage" to a pet that he actually loved
, or had some compassion for.
To turn its remains into some "artistic" helicopter
contraption, then post it as "art" on the internet.
This guy clearly couldn't give a **** about the loss of his cat.
He used the situation to gain fame/notoriety.
Would we have ever heard of him otherwise?
I don't particularly want to hear about any more of such "inventions".
Nothing to do with his "art" ... I dislike him as a person.
I certainly hope he doesn't acquire any more pets.
Dutch artist Bart Jansen has found an unusual way to pay his last respects to his pet cat Orville, who died after being hit by a car. He turned the feline into a helicopter, or a quadrocopter to be precise, with four rotors, each fitted to one outstretched paw. Now the dead tabby is flying around with a startled look on his face, provoking amusement and shock in equal measure.
"The Orvillecopter, half cat, half machine," Jansen wrote on his website. "Named after the famous aviator Orville Wright. He was killed by a car. After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously."
Jansen adds, rather defensively: "For the cat lovers: it's a tanned hide, just like the shoes you're wearing."