I recently wrote about dogs in video gaming for National Puppy Day but then I realised that I had done absolutely nothing to celebrate National Respect Your Cat Day a few days ago. I’m rectifying that right now as today, we are looking at an artist who creates everyday images but sprinkles in a couple of giant cats here and there. It’s random, it’s bizarre and I absolutely love it.
The artist in question is a genius by the name of Fransdita Muafidin– or fransditaaas he goes by on Instagram-and his work consists of superbly well edited cats put into a variety of landscape settings. They aren’t just any cats though. They are absolutely massive, behemoth, Kaiju level cats. The kitties appear everywhere in Muafidin’s work and they are up to all sorts of mischief- such as blocking a busy intersection by napping in the middle of the road, hitching a ride on a freighter or literally sitting on top of the Earth. These are super creative pieces but I also think what makes them so great is that they perfectly capture exactly how a cat would behave if it was suddenly transformed into a sky-scraper sized beast. Let’s be honest, cats like to cause problems on purpose. That’s one of the reasons why the Internet is so in love with them. They love to mess things up just because they can and that is exactly what we see in Muafidin’s art. If cats were huge, they would likely block traffic or cause minor inconveniences. No matter how much you love them and how cute and cuddly they can be, there is no denying that cats are mischievous little brats at times and Muafidin’s work is such a perfect representation of this.
Muafidin went into a bit of detail as to why he decided to create this awesome feline artwork as well as how he was inspired to do so in an interview with BoredPanda, “I was looking through a photo album and one picture I had taken in a forest on a corporate retreat caught my eye, and that’s how the idea was born. I liked it, so I took another photo with the intention of placing a cat in it. I decided to create an Instagram account full of pictures of only me and cats because that’s not very different from the reality I live in. I lead a rather isolated way of life.”
As isolated as he seems to think he is, Muafidin is certainly reaching thousands of people with his clever and well-made artwork. Make sure to check out his Instagram for more and have a look at some of his cat edits below.
All Images are Courtesy of Fransditaa on Instagram.