mixed media, 2011 | 75" h x 27" w x 16" d
"We Are Animal" series
Derailed is a life-sized mountain lion sculpture clinging by its teeth from a knot of rope. I convey the idea of struggle through a twisted body activated by 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.