I love cats (I love dogs too so let’s not start that debaccle). Apparently so does Edward Gorey! Gorey did the illustrations for T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” As we discussed in class Gorey is a dark artist, but expresses his humor and white through “children’s” illustrations. I find that cats are the ultimate metaphor of Gorey’s art. They can be ferocious, playful, and scary. Like Gorey, they have a style all their own. What do you think? Is Gorey a paradox of stoic and fun? Or was he simply an artist trying to express real issues in a medium that was more socially acceptable?