Is it kitty heaven? No, it’s an art installation by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, the architects/designers of Ball-Nogues Studio. This piece was commissioned by the Rice Gallery in collaboration with the exhibition, The Modern West: American Landscape, 1890-1950, at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston in 2006. Rip Curl Canyon represents a mythical landscape in the American West. Fabricated with eight tons of industrially die-cut corrugated cardboard, the piece was inspired by architect Frank Gehry’s “Easy Edges” line of furniture from the 1970s. Viewers were invited to explore the cardboard curves by climbing on the piece and walking underneath it. And you thought some of the other cardboard scratchers on this site were expensive?