Risks and challenges
The largest obstacle is selecting the cat models so that we can present the most eclectic variety of art images. Let's face it: anyone can put a cat on a scanner and press "GO." But, to the best of our knowledge, we're among an elite few artists who have figured out how to create impressive and magnetizing high-art in the process. We will resist divulging our methods until the book comes out, although rumor has it that part of the secret involves raw hamburger.
Our intention is to use primarily Rescue Cats as our feline models and, whenever possible, provide brief biographies on each model. If during the public relations campaign surrounding the project, we can get some or many of our models adopted, then we couldn't be happier, and neither, presumably, could our models.
The technical hurdles could fill a User's Guide on how to properly scan cats. (You'd be impressed with just how hard this has been.) But we believe we have worked out most if not all of the physics and mechanical engineering considerations to guarantee a successful production of impresive images.
Of course, there is the "minor issue" of how to scan upwards of 65 cats (our target number) without the cats killing each other. But we have a production coordinator on our team, who also works in an animal shelter, and we trust she will ensure that this doesn't happen.
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