Meet Ange Cox of Cats Rule All
Cats Rule All started the spring of 2012 in Los Angeles. I drew up prints, t-shirts, buttons, and stickers to sell at The Brewery Artwalk. I also sold shadow boxes, paintings, and sculpture relating to cats. After my first show I started making connections with other events around the city where I continued to sell my artwork. I’ve always been obsessed with cats. My oldest artwork I still possess is an illustration book of the 12 cats I had growing up.
Since I’ve been in LA most of my day jobs have been making props and costumes for music videos, movies, Disney, DreamWorks, and other large events. Everything I learn at work I apply to my personal art.
I continue to make cat art because it brings me and other people so much joy. The whole process is enjoyable for me and it’s been my main creative outlet to express myself. I plan on making cat art for the rest of my life.
My lifestyle as an artist has been a struggle for sure. There’s been great times and extremely hard times. Though even during the darkest times I never stopped making art. Right now, not just for me, for all artists it’s a huge struggle. We are living through a pandemic. Most people are not working due to Covid-19. We have to wear a mask as soon as we step out our front door to protect ourselves and others. I’ve gotten some work making face sheilds for hospitals and painting snake cat murals. Strange times we live in.
My work is about cats. Without being too obvious, I make cat themed pieces that combine American political and popular imagery with cats. My concept is to re-appropriate quintessentially american symbols by adding cats. Of course, cats, in the popular internet meme-driven imagination have come to mean anything from simple joy to mindless entertainment. In most cases, cats, cat videos, cat memes, are meant to diffuse and entertain. Cats are also very relatable within their personality of the cuddly but tough, I’m going to do what I want to do attitude. They’re a visual shorthand for safety from harm and innocent enjoyment. In a time when the social and political climate is ever more chaotic, I just want to take the fever-pitched discussion and put a cat on it.
I’m most know for my custom made giant wearable cat heads that I make from scratch. sculpt it from foam, vacuum form it, cover it with faux fur, trim the fur, airbrush the fur, cast and paint the eyes. It’s a tedious process but I enjoy it. My most popular paintings are my Snake Cats. I’ve painted several murals and canvas of Snake Cats around California and Chicago.
Success is my accomplishments. I aim to bring myself and other happiness. My goal is to financially survive from my art. I strive to utilize my skills and learn new ones. Once those three things are accomplished I feel successful. Every project I’ve completed has been a success and I’m so grateful and humbled by the experience.