Bronze, Edition of 100
7" H x 11.5" L x 5.5" W
"The Lion" has been exhibited at the Allied Artists of
America in NY, the Berkley Art Center in CA, the Nicolaysen Art
Museum in WY, and the Colorado Governor's Invitational in Loveland,
by Mel Schockner.
animals present a more magnificent image than the full-maned male
African lion. Although his manners are atrocious (he will let the
females of the pride make a kill and then insist on eating his fill
before they or the cubs can partake), he plays a very important
role in the survival of the pride. It is the dominant male's job
to defend the pride's territory and its members from intruders who
would threaten their food supply or their young. The size of the
male lion's mane creates the illusion of a larger, more formidable
challenge to his rivals. Much like the royalty for whom the "King
of Beasts" was named, his regal appearance is his primary asset.
It is that air of royalty - pride and arrogance and nobility - that
prompted this formal, imperial pose." - Rosetta
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