Wednesday, September 23, 2009

9 lives 9/9/09


9 lives 9/9/09, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Monday, September 07, 2009

The Couple Dance


The Couple Dance
Originally uploaded by catbishop
animation by Keaton..

couple by me...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

My art in ELLEgirl Korea Magazine






No idea how Slim got hooked up with the cover model...

My art and interview were in Elle Girl Korea, who knows what it says...

JILL the DUTCH GIRL vintage object assemblage 1000 PIECES no. 113

SOLD

Jill the Dutch Girl was created with an old Brooks leather bike seat, vintage red wooden clogs from Holland, old yarn spindles, vintage shoe stretchers and an old brown croquet ball head. The colors in the photos didn't come out quite right, she's browns and tan with very red shoes. Jill stands 18 1/2" tall by 10 1/2" wide at the hands. She's named, signed, dated and number 113 in the series of 1000 Pieces. Thanks!

See all my available sculptures here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=31476§ion_id=5219012

Kind words about my work..

Cat Bishop elevates recycling to an art form. Vintage objects collected from flea markets and thrift stores—old toys, dishes, cameras, car parts, game pieces—get assembled and reenvisioned as oddly human and animal sculptures. Singles, couples, and whole families emerge from her ability to imagine anything as a body part—domino feet, cue ball heads, xylophone torsos, teapot bellies. The beings that populate her world of art are both strange and proud—"feel good" creations that evoke sympathy and humor at the same time. Great gifts.

Cat Bishop has sold over 150 sculptures to date on Etsy.com, many of the buyers being repeat customers, evidence of buyer satisfaction. Her work resides in private collections worldwide, including Malaysia, Australia, Switzerland and the UK.
Added on Jul 9, 2009

CAR GUY everybody knows one 1000 PIECES no 112


car guy, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

CAR GUYS everybody knows one 1000 PIECES no 110 and 111

SOLD

Fun and funky car guys, be the first on your block to have one.. since there are only two your odds are pretty good:)

Created with vintage wooden toy cars and vintage blocks with 1950's dudes photos. Named, signed, dated and numbered on the bottom. Not intended for children. Thanks!



CARNEY BABY vintage toy xylophone boy 1000 PIECES no. 108

SOLD

Carney Baby is the newest offspring in the carnival clan, I have no idea who he belongs to although lots of the carney adults around here have xylophone parts. Carney Baby was created with a vintage alarm clock head, toy vintage metal Tudor xylophone body and vintage baby doll parts. His head is not attached so he can pose any which way you like...

He's looking to leave the circus and come live at your house. Carney Baby measures 16 1/2" tall and 12" wide, he's named, signed, dated and number 108 in the series of 1000 Pieces.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Father's Day Special POKER PARTY PATTY functional fun sculpture 1000 PIECES no. 66

Free Shipping until Father's Day on this..

Saturday, May 23, 2009

SPACEGIRL teen robot assemblage art 1000 PIECES no. 105


upskirt, originally uploaded by catbishop.

SOLD

Spacegirl is a sassy, hot teenage robot sculpture. She has vintage wooden yarn spool legs up to "there." Spacegirl would be perfect in a retro decor or on the desk of a sci-fi fanatic. Her head is a mini bakelite cue ball, she has a french tart tin skirt and old fuse body. Spacegirl is 10 2/3" tall and about 3 1/2" wide at the skirt, she's number 105 in the series of 1000 pieces. Thanks!

GOOBER the TOURIST vintage object assemblage 1000 PIECES no. 101

This guy is loitering around the carnival looking for fun. He's a bit squirly, unsure of himself and loudly says "awww shucks" too often. With his purple and green shorts and skinny legs he's sure to find love soon.

Goober the tourist was created with old toys, vintage oil can, the inside working of a vintage alarm clock, vintage peanut butter jar lid and an old crystal and brass doorknob. Goober stands 16" tall,and will be named, signed, numbered and dated if I can find a place to do that.

Friday, May 15, 2009

GOMER vintage camera robot 1000 PIECES no. 100

Gomer is a swell camera robot looking for a good woman (or man) to pursue a serious relationship with. He's punctual, older but stylish, short, stable and solid. He's currently unemployed but looking for modeling work.

Gomer was created with a vintage Sawyer Nomad camera that still works if it ever did it's just way heavy now. His head is a vintage Big Ben alarm clock that ticks and seems to keep good time. He has domino and dice legs, is 8" tall, 5" wide and number 100 in the series of 1000 Pieces. He's signed, named, numbered and dated on the bottom of his feet.

Looks like a crazy person lives here..

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

CIRCUS BABY vintage carnival offspring 1000 PIECES no. 94

SOLD

Circus Baby is the latest addition to the carnival clan, I have no idea who he belongs to although he appears to be part duck. Circus Baby was created with an old doll head, toy vintage metal top body and vintage wood soda bottle legs and duckfeet. If you pull up the top handle his head slowly spins all the way down. He's looking to leave the circus and come live at your house. Circus Baby measures 16 1/2" tall and 8 1/4" wide, he's named, signed, dated and number 94 in the series of 1000 Pieces.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

carnival folk


carnival folk, originally uploaded by catbishop.

All my available carneys...

GIRAFFE GIRL vintage freak show folk 1000 PIECES no. 92

Step right up and meet the amazing Giraffe Girl, half giraffe/ half female and the newest member of the traveling freak show. She was created with a very old German xylophone toy, vintage cigar box and antique porcelain doll legs. Giraffe girl measures 25" tall by 10" wide. is named, signed, dated and number 92 of 1000 Pieces. Stay tuned for the introduction of her lover giraffe boy....

Thursday, April 02, 2009

HUNCHBACK BOY vintage freak show kid 1000 PIECES no. 91

HUNCHBACK BOY vintage freak show kid 1000 PIECES no. 91



Kind words about my work..

Cat Bishop elevates recycling to an art form. Vintage objects collected from flea markets and thrift stores—old toys, dishes, cameras, car parts, game pieces—get assembled and reenvisioned as oddly human and animal sculptures. Singles, couples, and whole families emerge from her ability to imagine anything as a body part—domino feet, cue ball heads, xylophone torsos, teapot bellies. The beings that populate her world of art are both strange and proud—"feel good" creations that evoke sympathy and humor at the same time. Great gifts.

Cat Bishop has sold over 150 sculptures to date on Etsy.com, many of the buyers being repeat customers, evidence of buyer satisfaction. Her work resides in private collections worldwide, including Malaysia, Australia, Switzerland and the UK.

If you would like to be notified when I list new sculptures send me a convo and I will happily add you to the list.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

THE LOUNGE SINGER funky xylophone babe 1000 PIECES no. 90

The Lounge Singer is a sassy diva created with a kids toy xylophone, toy wooden bowling pins, old shoe stretchers and an old cue ball. She's a wall piece only and not freestanding. She measures 20" tall and is named, signed, number 90 in the series of 1000 Pieces and has thighs up to here...

JUGGLER JANE vintage carnival babe 1000 PIECES no. 87

SOLD

Juggler Jane is a special piece to me because her torso is a vintage wood rattle that my son played with when he was a baby. I hesitated to part with it but he's 13 now and I just can't get him to play with it anymore try as I might. So.. Jane's a juggler and one of the crazy circus folks I've been making. She's sexy and all thighs sporting her bowling pin legs and sassy shoulders. Her head can be positioned anyway you like and she has a wood hula hoop that is loose around her neck. At almost 18" tall, Jane is a juggling force to be reckoned with. She's named, signed, dated and number 87 in the series of 1000 Pieces. Oh and she can be hung on a wall too.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SLIM the COWBOY vintage carnival dude 1000 PIECES no. 88

Slim the Cowboy is another colorful carney and quite the sexy, suave cowboy. His body is a vintage xylophone and he's got vintage bowling pin legs and old ceramic boots. His head is an old red croquet ball and can be posed. He's tall and extremely thin. Slim measures 30 1/2" tall and 14" wide at the shoulders. He's named, signed, dated and number 88 in the series of 1000 Pieces. Thanks.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Running Away to Join the Circus



I walked in my bedroom today and realized it looks as tho I have run away and joined the circus. This is not even all the sculptures in photos. Between too many 13 yr old boys shooting nerf guns and other warfare and a bad kitten i've been forced to keep almost all my sculptures in my room for safety and it looks like some strange obsessive decorating scheme...

I would happily ship some off to other crazy people's homes...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

SPANISH DANCER assemblage art sculpture 1000 PIECES no. 85

Spanish Dancer is a salsa dancing senorita created with an artisan made iron and rich red leather lampshade, old tarnished teapot and a vintage mexicana metal toy tambourine. Her tambourine head can pivot from side to side and she could easily become a lamp with a small light source placed under her skirt. This chica is huge at just over 23" tall and 12" wide, she's named, signed numbered, dated and number 85 in the series of 1000 Pieces.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

ABACUS LAMB assemblage art sculpture 1000 PIECES no. 83





SOLD

Abacus Lamb is a wall piece created with an old primitive handmade abacus with great colored wood beads, antique car clock head that swivels, old wood toy bowling pin legs, a vintage yarn spool and old yardstick. He measures 21" long by 24" tall and 3 1/2" wide. #83 in the series of 1000 Pieces.

ABACUS GUY vintage toy sculpture 1000 PIECES no. 84


Wall Abacus Guy, originally uploaded by catbishop.

Monday, March 16, 2009

BOGO SALE in my Etsy Shop


BOGO SALE!!!Buy one get one free on all single 8x10 photos, just "buy' one and write your free choice in the comments. No limit.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Vintage Shop


My Vintage Shop, originally uploaded by catbishop.