mixed media, 2011
feline dimensions: 75" x 16" x 27"
Derailed is a life-sized mountain lion sculpture clinging by its teeth from a knot at the end of a rope. I convey the idea of struggle through a twisted body that has activated tense muscles and extended claws. Many societies have utilized feline icons as metaphors to express human qualities and symbolize human relations. Continuing this lineage, several of my works take form as mountain lions. Apart from humans, large cats are the most widespread and successful land-bound predators.
All Things Truly Wicked Start From Innocence
Fawn or Foe
Untitled I - IV
Planes of Existence
Reliance (sinners and saints)
Untitled (Found Photograph)