Strayones is a sculptural street artist from New York City who creates life size steel wire cats that organically interact with the urban environment. He did graffiti for ten years before switching to sculpture street art after falling in love with three dimensional forms.
Strayones’ cats are fierce and dramatic, looming above crowded streets. His sculptures create dramatic and theatrical scenes. Cats appear to be in motion--fighting, struggling to scale the side of a building, hunting rats and pigeons, or romantically rubbing heads. The placement of these life sized sculptures adds to the movement--a cat scurrying along a fence or climbing up a metal grate barely able to make it. It is this interactive movement between struggle and strength that every urbanite can relate to.
While the spaces in which Strayones chooses to place his work would be out of reach to other forms of street art, they are perfectly unique niches for urban stray cats.