Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a feline by the toe
Avid readers of Belgian comics, and fans of Tintin, will get this allusion to Hergé. The title of the sculpture takes its name from the kind fakir that Tintin (visiting the Maharajah of Rawajpoutalah) meets at the beginning of the ‘The Blue Lotus’. They will all remember the sensitivity of the fakir sitting on a sofa and asking to have a bed of nails instead, where he would feel more comfortable.
If I get carried away sometimes
And now it is Philippe Geluck’s turn to take us to foreign and mysterious lands, with his own personal interpretation of the fakir. Because, after all, the theme is straight out of the cartoonist’s playbook: lightness and weight … that’s what Le Cat is.