- Cougar & Kit
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- 1995, original lithograph, 14 x 19
The cougar is one of the largest cats in North America, second only to the jaguar which can sometimes stray across the border into the southern United states. Stealthy, elegant and sometimes dangerous, the cougar has suffered from persecution as have other large predators. Humans do not like competition.
The simplest way to resolve this conflict is to ensure that large areas of wilderness are set aside so that the cougars and other predators such as wolves and bears can have free reign to live as their ancestors have done for thousands of years. The cougar would then be free to roam without fear of man's encroachment and its inevitable consequences.
I have shown the mother and young here to symbolize the harmony and continuity of generations, a continuity which man has the power to ensure.