Monday, March 21, 2005

Seattle-Based Artist Welcomes Death with Open Arms

SEATTLE (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A Seattle-based artist makes no bones about it: She loves dead things.

Cat Grey makes a killing by creating all sorts of art projects using everything from baboon skulls to human fingers.

Grey says she discovered the appeal of the deceased when she was a teen and used some animal bones found on her mother’s farm to make art projects.

Once she learned that people would trade Bombay gin for her creations, she started a bonafide bone-based business at

Not surprisingly, Grey’s art attracts controversy, but even she’s surprised by the outcry against one of her most popular pieces: The $42 “bats in a jar” collection.

That item received tons of hate mail, including a letter proclaiming “Seattle’s bats have many friends.”

But Grey is deadly serious about the source of her bones. She stresses that she never kills animals for her work and prefers getting her bones through donations, roadkill and on eBay.

(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2005 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.