As a part of the Woodland Park Zoo’s “Tigers on Tour” project, Spencer Gordon (under the pseudonym Alexander Sapoznick) and fellow artist Valerie Collymore have collaborated on 1 of 10 Malayan tiger statues created by Seattle artist Robert MacDonald. The statue will be on display at the “Show us Your Stripes” event on April 16th, at Seattle Center. After the event it will be on display in Bellevue Square for the remainder of the summer.
Hope for Tigers
“Can you imagine a world in which endangered tigers are valued as highly as an Impressionist painting by Monet or Van Gogh, and receive the benefits of funding, research and public awareness and engagement?
The choice of a bronze tiger reflects our hope that this species will endure through the ages.
The use of the impressions of inlaid fine wood, gold leaf, copper and cloisonné show our respect for artisanal traditions of the past and our desire to confer iconic status to this symbolic tiger.
Within the intricate cloisonné-inspired pattern on the tiger, can you find additional symbols that represent hope for tigers : fertility, survival of tiger cubs, effective balance with the human population and a heart?”
Spencer Gordon (Alexander Sapoznick)
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