was one of my cats, a Birman. The irony is that I created this sculpture
before I had the good fortune of finding her as a kitten at the
Humane Society. I had decided to do a Birman because their seal-point
coloring, medium-long (silky soft) fur, and very fluffy tail make
them, to me, one of the most beautiful of the domestic breeds. I
have discovered after adopting Misty that they are also one of the
sweetest. Unfortunately, Misty died in 1999. Her ashes are in my
Artist's Proof of this sculpture."