Werewolf Cats, Wookiee Masks, Wolf Tits Nabbed

A. Quinton — Feb. 7th 2014

Werewolf Cat!

Neon Werewolf Wookiee

Wolf Tits

Happy Friday! Here are a few tidbits I came across during the week. Check ’em out… or don’t? The choice is yours.

Someone is breeding cats that have, in the words of @lycans101, “dumb little Henry Hull/’Werewolf of London’ faces”. They’re called “Lykoi” cats, and io9.com has a short, informative post on the phenomenon, which is related to a “genetic mutation that leaves [the cats] without an undercoat and with a peculiar grizzled top coat”. I’ll take three, please.

Portland Monthly has an article about local artist Mako Miyamoto’s “Neon Werewolf” project, which is still neat despite containing no werewolves and very little neon. Rather, it’s a photographic exploration of “the importance of faces”, achieved by deliberately hiding the faces of his subjects behind a giant wookiee mask. “Miyamoto’s Chewies drive, swim, and bowl around Portland—mundane activities made richly mesmerizing and occasionally beautiful by their juxtaposition with that familiar but strange visage.” Cool, but surely he could’ve gone one aisle over at the costume shop and really owned that “werewolf” name.

Lastly, some sad news: I was told that Wolf Tits has gone missing. DNAinfo New York reports that the enormous sculpture “vanished from a quiet block of Butler Street around Jan. 31, about three weeks after it first popped up and delighted street art fans”. No one’s sure where the sculpture went, which is a bummer, but it did prompt some comments from the anonymous creator of the piece, who said  “It’s fair game. It’s not sanctioned, so it’s up for the people to decide what to do with it.”