An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Bronte McDonald

The Cats of Creativity

Land St & Patrick St, Toowong QLD
My design is based on this quote from Ray Bradbury regarding the similarity between cats and creative ideas. I like to encourage creativity in everyday life as much as possible and wanted to create an artwork that reflected that. CAT is also an acronym for Creative Art Therapy, I believe creating is as essential to human wellbeing as exercise and good nutrition. “That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you. If you try to approach a cat and pick it up, hell, it won’t let you do it. You’ve got to say, “Well, to hell with you.” And the cat says, “Wait a minute. He’s not behaving the way most humans do.” Then the cat follows you out of curiosity: “Well, what’s wrong with you that you don’t love me?” Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing.
Box ID: B0363 (View Map Below)
Additional Participants: Ashleigh Barker and Bibi Bonfield, assistants
Painted on: December 2022

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to paint a traffic signal box


You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.

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