Cat Scratch Sculptures

Project Info

This series began as an investigation of what I defined to be the cat scratch post, and how I could raise a higher level of aesthetic attention to these objects that we invite into our homes. I enjoyed the fact that a cat might destroy a sculpture, little by little, all the while contributing to its textural qualities without even knowing it. I also found it challenging to create forms that were both aesthetically pleasing and practical for a cat to play with.

These sculptures are designed and built by Nate Harris in Brooklyn NY, with sisal rope naturally dyed by Sydney Hernandez in Philadelphia.
Date: 2021 -
Medium: Wood, hardwood, hardware, sisal rope, natural dye