Our cats are usually pretty elegant beasts, arranging themselves picturesquely in order for us to see them and go “ahhh”. But sometimes I catch them contorting themselves into shapes that would leave most yogis scratching their heads – all unlikely-directioned legs sticking out at ungainly angles. I made some sketches of Nanook in one of her most advanced Asanas, and then cut it from paper.
So often, it’s really hard to throw away the negative shape of a cutout, as it has a great feeling of its own. With the addition of a couple of lines, the original sketch and the cutout come back together briefly.