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Cats away! Artist turns his dead pet into flying helicopter after it is killed by a car | Mail Online

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Cats away! Artist turns his dead pet into flying helicopter after it is killed by a car

By Suzannah Hills

PUBLISHED:

01:32 GMT, 4 June 2012

| UPDATED:

07:26 GMT, 4 June 2012

Many animal lovers find it hard to part with their pets when they die.

So when cat Orville, named after the famous aviator Orville Wright, was run over by a car, his artist owner decided to turn him into a permanent piece of artwork as the ultimate tribute by transforming him into a flying helicopter.

Dutch artist Bart Jansen first stuffed Orville before teaming up with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman to build a specially-designed flying mechanism to attach to the cat.

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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

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

The end result, named the Orvillecopter, is now on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam where visitors can watch Orville flying for themselves.

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Jansen said the Orvillecopter is ‘half cat, half machine’, and part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his cat Orville.

Jansen, part of the art cooperative Generaal Pardon, 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.’

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

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I don’t remember this in 101 Things to do with a Dead Cat.

– Chris, Tyne and Wear, UK, 04/6/2012 10:11

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As a pet owner i find this absolutley disgusting the poor cat should be laid to r.i.p, this is not art just idiotic behaviour.

– amy, banbury, 04/6/2012 10:09

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It has given me an idea, a cat candle holder, I could do with one..

– Ian , Southport, 04/6/2012 10:09

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It has given me an idea, a cat candle holder, I could do with one..

– Ian , Southport, 04/6/2012 10:09

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no person who loved their pet would do something so hideous to it

– angela , bolton,uk, 04/6/2012 09:59

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I wonder if his girlfriend dies, he is also going to mummify her? SICK

– Carlota, Austria, 04/6/2012 09:59

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Complete and utter disregard for life. What are humans coming to?

– Andrea, London, 04/6/2012 09:59

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….. 101 uses for a dead cat

– Gazza, Preston, 04/6/2012 09:56

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A tribute? More like disrespectful and sick if you ask me…….

– Nadira, Lanaken, Belgium, 04/6/2012 09:55

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Whilst I don’t like what he did I find some of the comments on here very mawkish, The cat had died, he didn’t harm it and one contributor on here happily states that although some of his pets had died, he’d had many more ‘euthanised’. For euthanised read ‘legally killed when they became a costly nuisance’ so who’s the more cruel and heartless

– Bill, Wasp in the South, 04/6/2012 09:52

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