We found Clemence in a Belgian street market for two Euros. Two Euros! What a bargain. Well, she did come with a filthy, broken, sprayed-gold frame that we subsequently ripped off in The Great Unpack of Tina ’10. Clemence made it all the way back from the Continent to Glossop lying face down under half a ton of West German pottery.
She’s marked with a name: Mai0. So far, my searches have proved fruitless in discovering who the mysterious Maia is. *Update – I’ve since found out that it’s actually ‘Maio’; hence I couldn’t find anything before!* However, Pop Boutique in Manchester is selling a very small print featuring the same woman in a different post for twenty squids… I’m actually tempted by it.
My friend, Rachel, also loves ‘Cat Lady’ as we’ve christened her. I’m trying to persuade her to come as Cat Lady to our Halloween party this year. If she doesn’t do it, I might. That or Tretchikoff’s ‘Balinese Girl’. I’ve always wondered what I’d look like with green skin.