On view during the 2019 Dallas Art Fair are Cats & Plants sculptures placed at various locations on the outside grounds of the Dallas Art Fair. Executed in a variety of sizes, these strange over-scaled indoor/outdoor sculptures pair magazine model cats balancing finely cut out plants of varying species – notably succulents and cacti images - on their heads. Ranging between 36 to 84 inches tall, the backsides of these half-inch thick sculptures are painted in monochromatic colors such as lime, orange teal, and lavender, creating a glow when strategically lit, emphasizing the space they inhabit in such visceral way that causes most viewers to do double takes.
The Cats & Plants project evolved from intricate paper cutout collages of plants culled from botany textbooks and placed onto the heads of cats, also sourced from specialty magazines. From these small collages, they were then transformed in to the book “Cats and Plants” published by Zioxla – now in it’s 2nd edition.