Muchos de nosotros conocemos ese sentimiento de extrañar terriblemente a una mascota que solíamos tener. Al menos yo sí, ¡incluso me hice un tatuaje de mi gato! Sin embargo, Richard Saunders, de 75 años, lo llevó al siguiente nivel. El artista decidió expresar el amor que siente por su gato, que murió hace cinco años, a través de imágenes extremadamente surreales. En estas imágenes, reemplazó las plantas de lugares reales por arbustos gigantes con la forma de su adorable gato Tolly.

Richard Saunders habló en exclusiva con Bored Panda y contó la historia detrás de su proyecto llamado “El gato topiario” (The Topiary Cat): “Al principio creé estas imágenes solo por diversión. Había tomado una fotografía, en los jardínes de una casa histórica, de un árbol de topiario, y se me ocurrió que podía incluir a Tolly en la fotografía en una posición que concordara con la forma de los arbustos”.

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Richard aseguró que, luego de hacer esa primera imagen y de publicarla en Flickr, la robaron y le quitaron su nombre sin permiso. La imagen terminó haciéndose viral en Facebook y ¡las personas creyeron que era un arbusto de verdad! Más tarde, la BBC publicó una historia en su página y reveló que Richard era el verdadero creador de estas imágenes manipuladas, que no paraba de crear.

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Luego de que Tolly falleciera en 2016, Richard estaba muy mal como para considerar continuar con “El Gato Topiario”, pero sus 40 mil seguidores en Facebook lo persuadieron para que siguiera. Richard cree que estas imágenes los ayudan cuando sus propios compañeros peludos fallecen. 

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“El Gato Topiario” se convirtió en toda una empresa. Richard ahora también crea rompecabezas, imágenes 3D y una novela, de la cual ha hecho una lectura en YouTube, capítulo por capítulo. De esta manera las aventuras de “El Gato Topiario” continúan, y ahora Tolly tiene como compañero a otro gato azul ruso llamado Georgi.

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