Welcome to The Topiary Cat, a creation by Richard Saunders, a surrealist artist from Hertfordshire, England. His breathtaking images have been created after he took a photograph of a beautiful garden scene, and he realized that a bush resembled his beloved Russian Blue cat, Tolly while asleep.
“It reminded me of an animal sleeping, and I thought to myself ‘you could change that into a cat quite easily’,” Mr Saunders recalled.
For this reason, Saunders came up with an idea for creating something special with the photo. He decided to take some photos of Tolly in a sleeping position and superimpose it over the original scene. Each photo combines Tolly with a stunning scenery which is then edited to make it look like giant cat-style topiary.
After completing the first image, he shared it on social media. It has been taking the internet by storm and has become a hit on the worldwide web.
Given the positive response, Saunders decided to continue creating giant topiary cat images. Now the images he creates replacing real-life bushes with his beloved cat have reached millions of people around the globe.
Sadly, Tolly crossed the rainbow but as each image of the Topiary Cat is inspired by him, he is sure to live on.
Mr Saunders said: “I will only do topiary variations of Tolly, as it is my tribute to his memory, despite many people asking me to do versions of their own pets.”
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Watch a video of the topiary cat’s journey below!
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h/t: Cats on Catnip