Gerald Heffernon, a sculptor, painter, and writer, lives in northern California. His art has been shown in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris and other cities in the United States and Europe.

He has been doing animal-inspired sculpture for over 25 years. His plan is to eventually work his way through all the phyla of the animal "kingdom," should he live so long.  He is not sure why he is referring to himself in the third person in this biography.

The sculptures shown on this site are included in Heffernon's book, "The Unexpurgated Book of Cats."