Friday, March 8, 2013

Cats A-Z: W (Were-jaguar)

6" x 6.5" (paper) 4" x 3.5" (image) 
Oil-based inks on white Subi paper 
Artist's Proof 
Available for purchase here. 


Spots and stripes blur the line between flora and fauna. The cat's goblin-like face floats over jungle shrubs. Such concealment is cause for alarm since he seems poised to punch. Though he stands upright, his black, cavernous eyes reveal no soul. He hangs his sharp tongue out like a Maori warrior, as if to say, "You look tasty." All lines and shapes lead to his ample tummy in the center. That is where we are meant to end up.

The were-jaguar is a supernatural creature from the Olmec culture featured often in stone artwork. 

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