Cactus Gallery LA
GREAT OAK TREE (or HOBO FORLORN) by artist Joe Alvarez
Acrylic on wood, 26 1/2” × 10 1/4”
At one point in Collodi's 1883 story, the Cat and fox attack Pinocchio in disguise of murderers, and in the ensuing struggle, Pinocchio bites off the Cat's paw. The murderers then hang Pinocchio from a tree, which he escapes with the assistance of The Fairy with Turquoise Hair who enlisted a falcon to cut him down.