Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Cats A-Z: D (Diana)
5" x 7" (paper) 3" x 4" (image)
Oil-based inks on Rives BFK
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The leopard, a fierce and stealthy hunter, consumes any creatures it can kill. The big cat was ubiquitous in the Old World, thriving in desserts and rain forests alike. Appropriately, the divine huntress Diana wears a leopard's skin. What other garb could be a more fearsome sign of her dominance over all that creep and crawl, slither and scamp?
In Roman mythology, Diana is the goddess of hunting and fertility, associated with wild animals and the moon.