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mixed media and acrylic on wood panel
30" x 40"

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Comment by Resident Curator on November 21, 2021 at 6:44pm

Thank you Steve!

Comment by Steve Dininno on November 7, 2021 at 1:50pm

Beautifully composed dualities...I LOVE this image!

Comment by Resident Curator on November 4, 2019 at 11:02am

Thanks for the continued encouragement. I'm working on a few more jaguar images.

Comment by DENNIS A. DEZMAIN on November 2, 2019 at 11:59am

Kristen, this is one of my favorite paintings that you did. There seems to be another faint abstract Panther perpendicular to the Black Panther's head and then another one in the upper right. Below that, there seems to be abstract paw prints. Great job on this one! Love it!

Comment by Resident Curator on September 27, 2019 at 3:54pm

Thanks for you comment Marc,

Most of my paintings are encaustic on a slightly built up surface.  Before I paint, the panels look like collagraph plates.  Maybe it's because I always like my plates better than my prints!

Comment by Marc VanDermeer on September 27, 2019 at 2:34pm

I love your work, it's energy, is it mixed media, painting with printmaking elements? 

Comment by Resident Curator on July 18, 2019 at 9:10am

Thank you for your comments Dennis!  I had a wonderful experience in Costa Rica back in March. I was down south of Coronado province, and witnessed a performance by the Boruka tribe.  It was inspired by their cultural myth, the transformation of the Jaguar. You correctly see another vertical yellow jaguar in the painting that has been almost completely wiped out.  I'm thrilled you still detected his presence. 

Comment by DENNIS A. DEZMAIN on July 12, 2019 at 3:35pm

I view this as an Aztec Jaguar, something in a spiritual realm. A jungle, natural environment with the black predator blending with the surroundings with ears slightly back as if hearing a possible pray. The swirling background could possibly be representing the Jaguar's thoughts, however, looking closely above the head there appears to be a vertical Jaguar. I certainly like the composition, brush strokes, and choice of colours. The Jaguar has been represented in many of the Aztec's cultural ceremonies and is highly revered. 

Comment by Resident Curator on July 11, 2019 at 9:12am

Thank you so much for your comments Karleen. It pleases me to know you see serenity within a colorful, busy space.

Comment by Karleen Loughran on July 9, 2019 at 10:10am

I love the fluidity of images in this piece, suggesting flowers or foliage but leaving that up to the viewer.  The expression of the animal is serene which suggests a quiet colorful, sun filled moment.  The pallet is exquisite!

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