dichotomy of life for a litter of wild feline cubs is a familiar story:
the carefree antics of kittens at play and the ever-present threat
of death by starvation or predation. But for those who survive these
perilous times, the period of adolescence and young adulthood which
follows is one that holds a particular fascination for me. The siblings
still share a strong enough bond to keep them together, but soon must
split up to form territories of their own, as all big cats except
the lions are solitary creatures. The two mountain lions in this sculpture
are at that point in their lives. Relaxed and secure in each others
company, yet alert and vigilant in anticipation of the lonely life
of challenge that awaits them." - Rosetta
This pewter miniature was requested by the Lincoln Park Zoo in
Chicago to use as gifts, since their lifesize "Siblings"
sculpture has become somewhat of a symbol for the Zoo.