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Animals Series

A snow leopard and his frightened baby,

A superb elephant and a tiny mouse gazing back at him.

I am drawn to the ambiguity and fragility in our conception of strength. Who is strong? Who is vulnerable? It’s hard to say. The one who appears magnificent might be hiding illness, loneliness, fear. Or perhaps someone who is very successful today might lose everything tomorrow. I depicted for instance a big powerful lion teaching his curious, innocent cub. But one might wonder who is in the lead: the old lion soon to die, or the cub still weak but not for long?