Orville Wrong: The Cat that Keeps on Giving

Dutch Artist Invents Perpetual Pet

Cats away! Artist turns dead pet into helicopter

By SUZANNAH HILLS
 

Many animal lovers find it hard to part with their pets when they die.

So when cat Orville, named after the famous aviator Orville Wright, was run over by a car, his artist owner decided to turn him into a permanent piece of artwork as the ultimate tribute by transforming him into a flying helicopter.

Dutch artist Bart Jansen first stuffed Orville before teaming up with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman to build a specially-designed flying mechanism to attach to the cat.

Paws for thought: Cat Orville was turned into a helicopter by his artist owner Bart Jansen, pictured right,after he was run over by a car
Paws for thought: Cat Orville was turned into a helicopter by his artist owner Bart Jansen, pictured right,after he was run over by a car
Flying high: Bart Jensen has dubbed his cat art The Orvillecopter Flying high: Bart Jensen has dubbed his cat art The Orvillecopter
Cat overhead: Radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman, pictured back right, controls The Orvillecopter Cat overhead: Radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman, pictured back right, controls The Orvillecopter

The end result, named the Orvillecopter, is now on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam where visitors can watch Orville flying for themselves.

Jansen said the Orvillecopter is ‘half cat, half machine’, and part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his cat Orville.

Jansen, part of the art cooperative Generaal Pardon, said: ‘After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously.’

He added that Orville will soon be ‘flying with the birds’ stating: ‘Oh how he loved birds. He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight.’

Moving art: The Orvillecopter is on display in a gallery during at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam Moving art: The Orvillecopter is on display in a gallery during at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam
Tribute: Dutch artist Bart Jansen made the The Orvillecopter as part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his cat OrvilleTribute: Dutch artist Bart Jansen made the The Orvillecopter as part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his cat Orville
Putting on the finishing touches: Bart Jansen, left, made the cat contraption with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman, pictured rightPutting on the finishing touches: Bart Jansen, left, made the cat contraption with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman, pictured right

About LivinginPeaceProject

Paul Murray is the founder of the LivinginPeace Project. www.livinginpeace.com Paul originally from Australia, but have been living in New Zealand for eight years. Before that he was in Japan for a decade working as a journalist. He met his wife Sanae in Japan and they married in 2008.
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2 Responses to Orville Wrong: The Cat that Keeps on Giving

  1. And we have just moved into “Too much time on our hands.” territory

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