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Artist turns his dead pet into flying helicopter

06-05-2012 10:00 BJT

Bart Jansen, a Dutch artist, turned his dead cat into a permanent piece of artwork as the ultimate tribute by transforming him into a flying helicopter.

He made the cat contraption with Arjen Beltman, a radio control helicopter flyer. He said: “After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously.”

The cat Orville, named after the famous aviator Orville Wright, was run over by a car. Orville is now "half cat, half machine". The end result, named the Orvillecopter, is now on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam.

Paws for thought: Cat Orville was turned into a helicopter by his artist owner Bart
Jansen, pictured right,after he was run over by a car.

Poll: How to say goodbye to your pets     (Total Votes:Loading)
1.Have you raised any pets before?
A. Yes
B. No
2.Have you felt grief and despair when your pets past away from you?
A. Yes
B. No
3.What will you do if your beloved pets dead?
A. Bury in the ground
B. Cremate it
C. Throw it away
D. Make it a souvenir
E. Others
4.Can you accept the way which the artist chose to miss his dead cat?
A. Yes
B. No

Flying high: Bart Jensen has dubbed his cat art The Orvillecopter.

Cat overhead: Radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman, pictured back right,
controls The Orvillecopter.

Moving art: The Orvillecopter is on display in a gallery during at the Kunstrai art
festival in Amsterdam.

Tribute: Dutch artist Bart Jansen made the The Orvillecopter as part of a visual art
project to pay tribute to his cat Orville.

Putting on the finishing touches: Bart Jansen, left, made the cat contraption with
radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman, pictured right.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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