About the work:
Being a cat lover and owner, my two cats are so much a part of my daily life. Their mundane activates often become what I love most about them, the way they stretch, sleep, played or simply sat staring into the distance. Not only is this book a celebration of cats in general but it became a celebration of my favourite things in one book, my cats, paper engineering and printmaking. My wish is that whoever interacts with the book and its pop-ups gets the same sense of excitement I get when I am with my two feline companions.
The Book also inlcludes an A6 photogrpahic print of one my cats, Floki.
Elize de Beer graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Arts, UCT, majoring in Art History and Printmaking in 2015. In 2016 she obtained her honours degree in Curatorship form the Centre of Curating the Archive, UCT. De Beer’s works are been strongly influenced by written language, the telling of personal narratives and the medium of bookmaking and paper engineering. De Beer’s artist books also form part of the University of Cape Town Art Collection and has been part of various group shows both locally and internationally.