sculpture is about what the male African lion is about. His job
is to protect his pride and their territory from rival males, but
he rarely has to fight to accomplish that. If he faithfully marks
his boundaries and spots intruders to chase them off before they
reach the pride, he accomplishes his goal with one basic quality:
vigilance. The upright stance for a better view, the concentration
of his gaze, and the alertness in every muscle are the qualities
that express "vigilance". But of equal importance are
the smoothly flowing lines - of each individual shape and of the
overall form - which express the power and elegance of this magnificent
animal's life force and the aesthetic impact of his presence."
This piece was commissioned by a major hotel/casino in Las Vegas.
Another casting of "Vigilance" resides in front of Radio
Station KOXE in Brownwood, TX.