Boy Holds Tiger

A fusion of African art forms with eastern mysticism

Teak with stone, acrylic paints
20 x 28 x 34 inches high

Boy Holds Tiger began with a stone that fascinated me. Beautiful lichens were growing on it and the surface sloped in two directions, suggesting duality. The faces are inspired by African masks, one pointing up, one pointing down. The title also refers to a position in the Tai Chi long form, a grasping, or hugging position reflected in the arms that surround the stone seat.