Kimama – Shoshone for Butterfly


I was one of 21 artists chosen by The Art Museum of Los Gatos to paint/create artwork on a life size plaster cat. The cats will be displayed in Los Gatos for 6 weeks and then they will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to support the Art Museum of Los Gatos.

Each cat had a theme country, mine was the United States. This piece is meant to be a modern artifact. I was inspired by the Native American culture, traditions, crafts and artwork. Each butterfly on the cat was handmade out of clay, and the image on the front is a Santo Domingo symbol. The butterfly means everlasting life in Native American symbolism.