Fierce

Endangered series V

22 in x 22 in x 4.5 in - 2022

There are about 3500 tigers in the wild today.  They face illegal killing, habitat loss and shrinking food supply.  Sad to say, such an iconic animal will some day only exist in zoos. 

In the summer of 2021, I went shelling in Marco Island and found a whole range of seashells that I couldn't find in New York including the kitten's paw.  How apropos they ended up as the fur trim for this piece.  

Materials: small clam shell, mussels, cowries and kitten's paw