Carol's Ferals AdvoCats

11,000 is a mural comprised of 11,000 card-stock cat faces that have been transformed into mini-masterpieces decorated by 11,000 West Michigan youth. This immense collaboration graphically illustrates the breeding potential of an intact female cat, her mate, and their offspring over the course of 5 years. While unsettling, the art playfully, beautifully, and powerfully emphasizes our collective human responsibility as we work toward controlling the population of community cats. This work was designed and created for Carol’s Ferals, a non-profit Trap-Neuter-Return organization whose mission is to end feline overpopulation in West Michigan through community education and empowerment.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: site-specific
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 158'6
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 12'4

About Carol's Ferals AdvoCats

11,000 is the conceptual brainchild of Carol Manos, Founder/Director of Carol's Ferals, and Kristi Eggleston, Cat tessellation designer. Cheryl DeJonge, Dorothy Kane, Annie VanGeest & Pam Patton collaborated with Carol to engage the community, seeking 11K cat-head contributors, combining creative energy/artistic skills to craft and complete the installation.