Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook project has been through some things. They had a fire. And then moved. Then they did this free Time Capsule project.
Of course I had to think what I could put in a time capsule opened years from now. Did I want something personal? I wasn’t sure about that. But I did want to express my feelings at the time it was made.
So I decided to use cat memes. I wanted to express how things were going in the world. And where I live. And show what was happening in the zeitgeist. I often did the memes as is. Sometimes I changed them up and made them a bit more my own.
You might recognize a few faces and memes. Know that this is not for profit and entirely fan art. If you wanna check out history and explanations behind memes, go here:
A time capsule Sketchbook as told with cat memes by sheala bacon at this website.
>nyan< which is Japanese for meow. Nyan Cat is part pop tart, part rainbow and flies through space spreading joy.
The year is 2022. I’m in a Southern, barely blue state. We are still in a pandemic, worldwide, though it is hard to tell. The world has taken some weird turns. When thinking about how to time cap this moment, how to explain, I was stumped. So I turn to the internet and two of it’s core ingredients- cats and memes. Cats are my default setting and memes are Generally X’s natural communication. And for me, both can reveal our humanity. So I give you cat memes in their original or slightly changed form. topics include: self discovery, self care, getting the work that needs doing done, consent, puns, making fun of capitalism and good trouble. Oh and of course the nature of cats. Peace- Sheala
This cat has a quest for you. Take it!
It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this!
No is a complete sentence.
A tribute to Grumpy cat (aka tarder Sauce)
We are who we are.
Catching bugs at 3PM
Catching bugs at 3AM
Find the joy.
Human walks into the kitchen.
Human grabs cat food can.
Human pops open food can!
Human fills food dish!!!
Ceiling cat is watching. Basement cat waits.
Me, minding my own business.
The days events.
Me, waking up.
Business cat needs those files.
So he can sit on them.
Bread cat is loafing around. You should too.
Remain unbuttered work together for your rights!
Do self care. Your work belongs to you. Make Space Jean proud.
The cat traps are working.
If it fits, it sits.
Hover cat off to help his peeps.
green circle: racing, howling, demanding demons.
Purple Circle: warm, sweet, curious fuzz muffins.
An arrow labeled ‘my cat’, points to a tabby cat in the overlap of the two circles.
There’s a Venn Diagram for everything! Even if it’s a circle.
The more people I meet, The more I like my cat!
(the pandemic has been brutal)
The cat petting guide, it shows different areas on a cat wear scratched might be welcomed and where they would not be.
There is also a reminder that consent is enthusiastic.
it’s a trap!
I don’t always make mistakes,
but when I do , I act like it never happened.
Watch for distractions!
Moewna Lisa shows a Mona Lisa figure holding a large orange cat on her lap.
The Purrsistance of Cats has orange cats in a Dali style painting.
a striped kitten in a aqua shark costume rides a roomba vacuum saying, “go get it.”
Woke human at 3AM…
Didn’t need anything!
There is mischief to spread!
human! i request your assistance!
What’s your mood today?
#caturday Time Capsule Sketchbook gallery
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