It's for the photo op area in the main lobby at Norwescon 39, and it's called, "The Chairman's Meow". Our convention chairman, Kathy, thought it would be nice to honor our Writer Guest of Honor with a huge cat sculpture, since cats feature in many of her books, and I was dumb enough to say, "I could probably make that."
There is *way* better info on how to do awesome paper mache at the Ultimate Paper Mache website - that's where I got all my info, and I totally should have watched her cat tutorial one more time before I jumped into the head on mine. But either way, here's a quickie photo montage of how the cat came together.
First step, actually, was to mount a piece of galvanized pipe to a plumbing flange on a piece of plywood. Then, we ordered a couple of new desks at work, and they came packed in these nice, large, pieces of styrofoam. I found a photo of a cat online, and gridded it up, and came up with this: