Media Pastel on Canvas
Size H 900mm x W 1200mm x B 45mm
Artist Darren Trebilco
Bask in the everlasting glory of this revered and majestic beast. In just over a century, the losses of the tiger population have been documented to be at a staggering 97%. This animal is now the centre of attention for all of the wrong reasons with only as few as 3,200 existing in the wild today. Unrelenting pressure from poaching, retaliatory killings and habitat loss has brought the tiger near extinction.
Respect this solitary hunter as it uses creative intelligence and cunning to ambush and stalk its prey. Admire its power as this superior animal’s hunt comes to a sudden end, taking its prey quickly and efficiently. Find the courage to seek past your own fears and insecurities and look into the eyes of one of nature’s most awesome creations. Feel the connection, our common bond, the ever-present instinct to survive. To eat. To live free. A glimmer of our original selves is held in that piercing gaze.
Will this be a short journey for ‘ULYSSES’, followed by a quick and brutal ending for the big cat? Or will man have the compassion to give this majestic beast the opportunity to grow old, grow in number. Will this remnant of Mother Earth’s truly wild children be present to remind our future generations of what can be found in our untamed depths.
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