Edward Gorey Cat on a Moon Necklace
The image of this irresistible cat perched on a crescent moon is adapted from a series of Edward Gorey's unpublished drawings of cats engaged in improbable activities. The necklace is sterling silver and is 17” long. The maker comments that Gorey’s two-dimensional drawings translate beautifully to jewelry in low relief; the kitty's disarming smile, whiskers, sweater, shorts, and paws are all beautifully and delicately detailed.
Passionate cat lover, author and illustrator Gorey was “a longtime advocate of animal welfare,” according to The Edward Gorey House. [He] "left his estate to The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust which he established for the welfare of all living creatures including not only cats, dogs, whales and birds, but also bats, insects and even invertebrates.”
Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist and writer. The creator of more than one hundred works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series “Mystery!"—Gorey was a master of the amusing, the strange, and the unexpected. Gorey published more than 100 of his own works and has illustrated the works of Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, John Updike, Charles Dickens, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Bram Stoker, Raymond Chandler, Gilbert & Sullivan, and many others.
The necklace is stamped on the back with the monogram: EG.Product SKU: