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On the Prowl

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On the Prowl 2003
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Acrylic on Canvas 35 x 26 cm

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About the Picture

The proud lion prowls on the tail of a scavenging hyena; which is the better? In the garden of innocence we hunt down our failings. We laugh at the weak, those unable to defend themselves; we make ourselves strong through our mean humour and persistent put-downs. And when we turn upon ourselves, with pride and condemn our lowest behaviour, we do not rise up in moral splendour; we spook those ideals, like birds set to flight.

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