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Ronald McDonald House Chicago Donor Wall: Cat Hopital

Felines feeling blue need a place to go to get better just like humans do.

The ceramic Cat Hospital door I created was inspired by a 9 foot tall work of art, designed by super deluxe artist, Laura Huliska-Beith. The original cat hospital is one of a handful of quirky cityscape buildings she designed for Kaleidoscope, an art experience for kids that I am the principle designer. Laura is one of  the most gleeful people on earth, who draws with her heart, colorful beings and curious things. Go check out her happy-snappy creative talent at her website.

Now listen up, here is the scoop. Laura has signed on to create a donor door for the Doors of Hope project. So before spring turns to summer, she will whip up some sort of delicious visual treat for all of us to enjoy. YES! Thanks, Laura, for your inspiration on the Cat Hospital door.

80 unique doors will be showcased on two gallery walls in the main public area of the Ronald McDonald House being built in the heart of downtown Chicago near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. The doors are meant to symbolize the philosophy that ” The doors of Ronald McDonald House are always open for you.”  To learn more click on the following links:

Materials used: 

  • Earthenware ceramic with low fire glaze
  • Hand painted with Liquitex acrylic

Original 4' X 9' acrylic on board cityscape building was designed by Laura Huliska Beith. Fabrication provided by Hallmark Cards' employees. Finish paint work was done by me.

Silly pencil sketch was used to transfer image to earthenware clay.

Clay was carved and molded into shape while listening to Ben Harper on my iPhone. Acrylic paint was dry brushed on layer by layer until a mouse told me to stop painting.

Close up for you to look at just for the fun of it.

 

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