The Beast

“The Beast”, 24 x 36 inches, acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, paper, tags image transfers metal and glass beads on wood, 2017.

These three lion paintings explore the theme of man vs. beast, the cruelty of man, animal rights, as well as the tension between life and death.

"Victory, Defeat", 18 x 24 inches, acrylic and mixed media on wood, 2017.
“Victory, Defeat”, 18 x 24 inches, acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, paper, tags image transfers metal, glass beads and bullet casing on wood, 2017.

It is all too often in art and literature that the animal is the underdog, usually depicted as a celebration of man for his great bravery and triumph against the “beast”.

“Was He Not Fighting With a Lion?”, 18 x 24 inches,acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, paper, tags image transfers metal and glass beads on woodd, 2017.

This archaic notion leads to the larger question of “Who really is the beast?”