Lion Tamer 

Lion Tamer

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  Art Description

With great panache and humor, standing in a cage surrounded by wild lions, our clown skillfully guides the beasts, and watches as they jump through his hoop. He is calm, like Daniel in the lion's den, and this amazing feat excites the audience.

As the viewer carefully examines the lions, one begins to see elaborate and complex patterns found within the stands of hair in the lion's fur and mane.

If you wish to calm
the wild beasts of your nature,
trust your inner clown.

-- Joan Wolf Prefontaine


 Image Documentation 

An original, hand-printed serigraph published by the artist with collaboration of master printer Richard Spare at Clarendon Graphics, London, England.

Completed 1986.

Edition Size: 100

Dimensions: Image: 10 ¾" x 8"
Paper: 20" x 14¾"

Paper: Somerset English mould-made rag, T.P. Textured

Colors: 2 multi-colored plates printed.


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