/ by Belinda Morris

 “Cats are good, half in, half out… ” by  Belinda Morris   A6 size, prismacolor and posca pen in sketchbook with digital   www.belindaillustrates.com   For 2016 Month of Fear topic “ Doors ”  Quoting Keanu Reeves’ character from the film of the same name Constantine “Cats are good, half in, half out…” Why when a door is opened for a cat do they instead inexplicably stay at the threshold not making a move towards inside or outside, are they guarding us from some hellbeast that is sitting at the threshold? Are they trying to remind us of something that we have somehow forgotten. In recent years there was a study done by the University of Notre Dame providing evidence that walking through doorways can cause  forgetting . “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,”  I chose do this image based on these two theories, that cats are somehow connected to another dimension and that crossing through doorways causing forgetting. I have also based this image on my observation of my cat displaying this phenomena of neither choosing to go out or stay in… at least for a few seconds…  doors; monthoffear; monthoffearart; belindaillustrates; cat; purple; october; 2016; art; illustration; prismacolor; pencil; doorways; constantine; sketch; sketchbook; pencils; Belinda; Morris

“Cats are good, half in, half out… ” by Belinda Morris

A6 size, prismacolor and posca pen in sketchbook with digital

www.belindaillustrates.com

For 2016 Month of Fear topic “Doors

Quoting Keanu Reeves’ character from the film of the same name Constantine “Cats are good, half in, half out…” Why when a door is opened for a cat do they instead inexplicably stay at the threshold not making a move towards inside or outside, are they guarding us from some hellbeast that is sitting at the threshold? Are they trying to remind us of something that we have somehow forgotten. In recent years there was a study done by the University of Notre Dame providing evidence that walking through doorways can cause forgetting. “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,”  I chose do this image based on these two theories, that cats are somehow connected to another dimension and that crossing through doorways causing forgetting. I have also based this image on my observation of my cat displaying this phenomena of neither choosing to go out or stay in… at least for a few seconds…

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