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CONCORSO DI CULTURA
FOTOGRAFICA IDEATO PER IL
XXV SALONE INTERNAZIONALE
DEL LIBRO
WINNERS AUTORI
MONDO
Liana
Yang
STORIA DI UNA GABBIANELLA E DEL GATTO CHE LE INSEGNÒ A VOLARE
‘What My Pussy Loves’ evaluates the value of compassion and the realities of love & commitment. Hence, my submission focuses on the book's main themes of compassion, trust and commitment.

The series consist of portraits of & interactions with the artist’s cats and commonly used items for cat care. The portraits were produced across a span of two years, after spending many long hours observing their behaviours. Whether the cat was seemingly distracted or conscious of the picture taking process, the portraits represents Zarbo and his group of feline friends. At the same time, it tries to evaluate the true nature of cats and the absurdity of the mother seagull for entrusting her egg into the care of a cat.

Essential items such as food, water, medicine, grooming kits and kitty litter, along with non-essentials like toys and treats are depicted in a straightforward manner. The banal depiction questions the relationship of codependence and independence between pet and owner . Likewise in the book, the balance of codependence & independence is questioned when Zarbo the cat, was tasked to look after the baby seagull. Commitment and responsibilities also resonates when Zarbo had to seek help from his feline friend, Einstein, on how to raise a baby seagull.

Throughout the series, the human (or seagull) presence is kept anonymous and minimal. The obscurity is intended to provoke reasoning for creating a bond. When compared with the story, the work ponders on the potentiality in compassion, while reflecting on the commitment humans are willing to put up with in relationships.
photo 1 Yang Liana
The Burden of Blackie (To represent Zarbo)
photo 2 Yang Liana
Cat Care items - Cleaning Kit
photo 3 Yang Liana
Cat Care items - Grooming kit
photo 4 Yang Liana
Hidey ready to leap of lap
photo 5 Yang Liana
The Claws of a Cat can Hurt
photo 6 Yang Liana
Hidey Wondering
photo 7 Yang Liana
Cat Treats
photo 8 Yang Liana
Cat Toys
photo 9 Yang Liana
Kitty Litter
photo 10 Yang Liana
TT Looking Away