Leopard “Elusive by Nature- Ming 2”
28cm (H) x 37cm (L) x 19cm (W)
Signed and numbered #2
“That leopards are able to survive in such a hostile human environment in the Western Cape, is amazing. I created a series of ceramic sculptures to celebrate their tenacity and the fact that these leopards have had to ‘change their spots’ in order to survive”.
Each leopard in the series has a unique hand painted glazing, a visual comment on how wild animals faced with human encroachment have to adapt to survive and avoid conflict or capture.
Cruel irony lies in the new threat to the existence of Leopards in Africa by China, where the ban on trade in leopard bones has just been lifted.