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Commissioned By:
Barbara Kohn
Sacramento, Ca

Olivia is made from a Cat Memorial Sitting Holds Ashes Statue which is a sand stone base. It has a container that is inserted at the bottom of the cat to hold ashes. Like any other mosaic animals that I have made, each piece of the animal's fur was carefully chosen and placed on the statue to ensure that the flow of the fur goes with the curves on the shape of their bodies which makes viewers felt like to pet the cat.

Client's comments:
We've been involved in rescuing cats for years and so have shared our home with many of our own cats and fosters. I asked Xuan to create a statue to memorialize all these much loved cats. It was difficult to decide which one of our cats to use for the statue. We probably had every color kitty. I finally chose Olivia since she was a calico and her white, black and orange colors represented many of the cats we had over the years. Olivia was just a kitten when we found her on the street during one of our trips to Puerto Vallarta. We couldn't leave her behind and so she returned to California with us. She was a very independent little cat, typical of Calicos.

Materials: Ceramic, Stained & fused glass
Dimensions: 13.5"(H) x 7.5"(D) x 7"(W)
Weight: 18 lbs

Bird Nests

Materials: Stained glass, clear and fused glass
Dimensions: 14" x 18
Weight: 10 lbs