Whether regarded as symbols of good fortune or bad luck, cats seemingly possess their own power and sense of mystery. Cats were held in high veneration by the ancient Egyptian as depicted in tomb paintings and discoveries of intricately wrapped cat mummies buried alongside the pharaohs.
I once read a legend about how the Egyptians thwarted a foreigner attack by unleashing thousands of cats, terrifying the advancing army into a hasty retreat. I wanted my own global cat army. Take the Chinese Terra Cotta Warriors, throw in an Egyptian legend, give it an Italian twist and you have Terra-Gatto Warriors.
- medium: army of 50 earthenware and mixed media cats against one mouse
- dimensions: 10″ x 26” each, Installation size : 9′ x 12'