A calico cat walks along the top of a lattice fence. The cat is mid-step with one paw raised and its eyes look forward.

Alex Colville

Cat on Fence, 1956
serigraph on paper, edition of 20
99.5 x 44.5 cm
Collection of the Owens Art Gallery
Gift of the Artist, in memory of Rhoda Colville
© A.C. Fine Art Inc.

Sometimes cumulus or stratus clouds gather in the middle or high range of the atmosphere to form an unmistakable band of irregular stripes reminiscent of the animals for which they are named. This formation is called MACKEREL SKY, or sometimes TABBY SKY.

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