Street Artist SWIFTMANTIS
Black cats have to deal with the superstitious stereotypes of being ”bad luck’ from too many witch movies
SWIFTMANTIS: This is Olive! She’s a sweet little stray rescued by the Cats Protection League of Canterbury, and she needs a home! Usually the stray stories I paint have already found homes in interesting places but this time it’s an open ended story and we’re hoping someone out there can help give her the forever home she needs. She’s been at the shelter for a while now, black cats have to deal with the superstitious stereotypes of being ”bad luck’ from too many witch movies. On top of that strays can be hard work at first and do require a little extra effort, but seeing them transform makes it all worth it. Massive thanks to FLARE Street Art Festival for hosting us and helping me bring this mural to life. Special thanks to @furtographynz for photographing Olives portrait to give me the best possible reference to paint from. And the Cats Protection League of Canterbury who’ve been helping local cats since 1971! Much love to all the Artists and organizers involved, you guys make the whole experience so damn fun it was hard to leave!