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My Banksy rat gift from a very talented friend

My Banksy rat gift from a very talented friend

Thanks to the generosity of a very artistically gifted friend, I can now add another ratty-themed decor item to my collection! (Are you tired of this yet? I’m not! I think this collection is just gathering momentum.)

Looking at this picture, you’ll probably recognise my Robert the Rat teapot on the right and Cheddar in the middle… and now on the left is a tribute to the clever graffiti art of Banksy’s rat photographer.

It’s so accurately painted that when a shop assistant saw me carrying it he immediately said, ‘That looks like Banksy art!’ Indeed. In fact, it’s so good I hope it doesn’t count as plagiarism, haha! 😛

But I reckon this case falls well within the bounds of fair use for personal purposes; just a little replica of street art that resonates with me because it represents both my love of rats and my love of photography in one eye-catching statement.

So I’m grateful to Banksy for making rats the subject of art, and to my beautiful friend for pouring her talent into such a special keepsake for me 🙂

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2 responses »

  1. That’s so cool! While dusting shelves I came across a felt gray and pink rat my granddaughter made in school a few years ago. It made me smile and think of you. I’ll try to think of a way to take a picture of it and send it to you. I was also thinking of you the other day because someone told me they were making sock monkeys. I think it would be very neat to make sock ratties. What do you think?

    • Oh cute, I’d like to see a pic of that! I have to confess that I’m not sure what a sock monkey is… is it like a hand puppet made from a sock, or is it an actual sock that you wear? o.O

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