Creator: Leonor Dao Turut, artist
Location: Westport, CT
About the Creator:
- Beds are made from recycled cat food cans and cloth, cats are sculpted, 2.5” x 2.5” x 2”
- Designs are based on original artwork, created by Leonor Dao.
- Made in the USA.
- This adorable feline sculpture will casually accompany you on your desk or night table, perfect for anyone who is still a kid at heart, or for kids themselves. Just be careful not to wake up the kitty!
Leonor is an artist based in Westport, CT.
Born in Venezuela, she studied art from the age of four.
She studied at the Universidad Andrés Bello in Caracas, where she was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Art.
She taught Art and Art History in Elementary and Middle Schools for four years.
She came to New York in 1996 to study Fine Arts. She obtained a Degree in Fine Arts at Parson’s School of Design and a BFA in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, where she won the contest for the design of the Animation Dreams Exhibition, a yearly event held in SVA to showcase student work. During this time, she did an Internship at MTV Animation Studios.
She has worked in illustration both for children’s books and other publications. She is a member of the Artists Collective of Westport, and exhibits her work locally. She participates in regional events in collaboration with other artists.
For the last three years she has been leading a program of Art classes for adults with disabilities
Her work is the product of both imagination and observation. Leonor projects the world around her, but her interior landscape always come across in her work, introspective and whimsical.