Cat & Fiddle

Marla Ripperda

“Cat & Fiddle” is a whimsical mixed media piece of resin, concrete and steel originally created as part of a four sculpture installation for the Georgetown Public Library based on the “Hey, Diddle, Diddle” nursery rhyme. Its companion piece “Little Dog Laughs” was subsequently purchased by the Jewett Economic Development Corporation in Jewett, Texas.


What is my art about? It’s about raucous joy, quiet beauty, and the humor which makes us HUMan.

Marla Ripperda is a 5th generation Texan and Board Member Emerita of the Texas Society of Sculptors (T.S.O.S). She studied design and art history at the University of Texas and has participated in numerous art-related continuing education classes. In 2000 Marla moved from Austin to Lake Buchanan near Burnet, Texas to set up her studio in the beautiful Highland Lakes area.

Marla considers herself a commissioned artist, meaning she prefers working with an individual client who has an idea, a place and a budget to create a unique and individual work of art. Whether sculpting, painting or teaching Marla tries to give back to the community a small part of the joy and fulfillment she finds in creating art.

The price is $4,000 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Bee Cave Arts Foundation. Contact the artist directly if you are interested in acquiring the piece.

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