Ricardo Caté is a man of many gifts and activities: master cartoonist, filmmaker, artist, teacher and stand-up comic. His cartoons are regularly published in Santa Fe’s newspaper and always reflect “the irony native people feel and express in humor”, according to a peer. His colorful paintings are original cartoons made for us, and are hilarious.
With vibrant color and a wickedly accurate wit, he presents recognizable human situations that relate to Native and non-Native interactions.
Here, two Natives – presumably pre-historic – are painting on a rock wall. One has produced the typical stick figure outline of a deer, while the other is working on an elaborately detailed and realistic version.
The dismayed, offended, and jealous reaction of the first rock artist is universal, but the subject makes it an appealing, cross-cultural joke.
Hang this anywhere you want to be assured of a smile and a giggle, every single time you see it.