Why you need this

dis·pa·rate
ˈdispərət,dəˈsperət/

adjective

1. essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison.
“they inhabit disparate worlds of thought”
synonyms: contrasting, different, differing, dissimilar, unalike, poles apart;

noun (archaic)

1. things so unlike that there is no basis for comparison.

I recently mentioned to my veterinarian that I make cat towers.  (I mentioned this in reference to my cat's behavior; it's not that I was trying to sell the vet on my work.)  But, as it happened, I ended up showing her photos from the Square Paws website.

"Oh my!  These aren't cat towers; these are ART!" she responded as she scrolled down the screen.

It's not the first time I've heard that, and hopefully it won't be the last.  But the conversation fully sums up all of my challenges in a single phrase: how to join two disparate elements.  Be it joining the probable (the typical cat tree) with the unpredictable (is that the Leaning Tower?!?), or joining commerce with art, or joining furry feline friends with their taller, indoor-dwelling bipeds (that's me and you), or joining the artist with his adoring fans :) , or, at its root, joining hearts and minds, the challenge is to keep finding the synapse between things that may not look alike but are both made of the same wonderful star stuff.

So, while I could go on about the number of hours and the great amount of toil that goes in to each of these pieces, or how your kitty is more apt to climb these towers rather than the run-of-the-mill cat tree, or how these pieces are living sculpture for your home, or how you should buy one of my creations before I become really famous, the best reason is that you should buy my work because you, too, enjoy finding that common ground that binds this great big universe together.  Therein lies harmony.

 

(scratches beard, ponders...)

Or you could buy it because you just like really neat, hip things for your cat. 

 

That's cool, too.

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