Dreamer 'Chernobyl Cat' 2014 black Biro drawing on found ceramic cat figurine
A feral cat at play in an abandoned house within Chernobyl exclusion zone, dreams of birth mutations due to high levels of radiation. The black biro drawing is made of layers inspired by still images of Chernobyl: Life in the Dead Zone Discovery Channel 2007. Nature in the exclusion zone of Chernobyl appears to be thriving now that human interference has all but been removed. However with scientists polarised as to the fate of animals and the handful of people living in this area, their long-term survival from the catastrophic levels of radiation that still exist is uncertain. This is represented by a pattern of mutated cats and dolls as well as the cat’s natural predators, wolves and foxes – the resulting pattern of images suggests Russian folk art designs.