In the past, people kept animals mostly for functional purposes, such as using cats to catch mice, using dogs to guard the house. But these days, more and more people start to keep pets, and people tend to feed animals to satisfy their emotional needs. Animals have integrated into human life and start to live like humans, and people also adapted to their presence.
I used the normal life of people and their cats as a starting point to explore the original, existing and potential relationships between humans and animals. In order to find more details about this relationship, I interviewed some cat owners to explore their stories with cats, and asked them to paint cat portraits, so that I can see these cats through the eyes of their owners. Here are some of the most representative of them.