In a rather curious connection to the historic Steenblik Dairy that operated behind this park for year, the artist paid tribute with these whimsical 4-foot high cats. Christensen held a workshop with children from a nearby elementary school as preparation for the final design of the artwork. He responded to the project goals of giving a sense of place and identity to a neighborhood by acknowledging its history, residents, and involving the community.
Day Emil Christensen is a sculptor and mixed media artist. He has been commissioned for numerous public art works in Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Art and Design and a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2008, Christensen was awarded a grant from the Utah Arts Council as part of the Individual Artists Services Grants program. He currently resides in Highland, Utah.