Dutch artist Bart Jansen has taken memorializing his dead pet to an entirely new and disturbing level.
After his pet cat, Orville, was hit by a car, Jansen turned his dead cat into a flying helicopter.
Let me repeat that sentence.
Bart Jansen turned his dead cat into a flying helicopter. A FLYING HELICOPTER!
Actually, it’s a quadcopter.
Jansen had his car stuffed and then teamed up with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman to build a specially-designed flying mechanism to attach to Orville, who, coincidentally enough, was named after famous aviator Orville Wright.
The end result, dubbed the “Orvillecopter” (I swear I’m not making this up), is now on display at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam.
Jansen said the Orvillecopter is “half cat, half machine,” and part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his beloved cat.
Because, let’s face it, nothing pays tribute to a dead loved one like attaching propellers and a motor to them and flying them around the neighborhood.
Jansen said, “After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously.”
He added that Orville will soon be “flying with the birds” stating, “Oh how he loved birds. He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight.”
Oh goody. As if it could get any more disturbing.
Did I mention that he turned his dead cat into a flying helicopter??
I, for one, welcome our new flying feline overlords.
More photos and video below.
- This quadcopter is made from a taxidermied cat [Video] (io9.com)