Confetti by Ellen De Lucia
2018 Cat’N Around Catskill – Cat #9
Sponsored by: Shook-Porto Insurance
Description: Multi Color Mosiac Cat, using various recycled glass pieces and tiles.
About the Artist: Art has always been my greatest passion. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in Studio Art and Art History, and I took graduate coursework in Design, as well as independent workshops and classes. While supporting myself with a career in the banking industry for 30 years, I adventured on a wide variety of creative paths including silversmithing, painting, macramé, fiber arts, photography, and polymer clay. In the meantime, my love of stained glass always dominated, therefore, I bought a house with room to begin working with glass. After retirement, I ran out of space to hoard materials and create stained glass and mosaics projects, and to decorate cats for Cat ‘n Around Catskill! I solved the problem by building a new studio, where I now have enough space for everything I currently do and plan to try. Since 2007, the first year of Cat ‘n Around Catskill, I have decorated 15 cats, 11 of which won People’s Choice Awards. In 2016, I created “Freedom” to kick off Coxsackie’s public art project and I decorated two owls for the 2017 What a Hoot! festival.