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Galaxy Cat Sculpture Features Brilliant Color and Fantastical Patterns

Evgeny Hontor is a Russian artist whose interest in fantasy leads to the creation of beautiful, meticulously-crafted creatures. He's been drawing since childhood, sculpting since 2006, and recently completed a new, large-scale project. Called Galaxy Cat, the life-size feline measures 23.6 inches long and 25.6 inches tall. Hontor used velvet clay, acrylic paint, and taxidermy products to form the cat and give it gorgeous, imaginative details.

Galaxy Cat is a combination of realistic features and the originality of the artist. The form and stance are reminiscent of a real cat, and we see it slightly arching its back with a curious look in its eyes. Hontor adds vibrant blues, purples and swirling patterns on the surface of the figure, and it seems to mimic the brilliant hues we see of photos of outerspace.

You can purchase Hontor's handiwork in his Etsy shop. If you're looking for something a little smaller, there are a variety of totems available, too.

Evgeny Hontor Etsy shop and Tumblr

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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