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For those of you who saw my earlier post, I had mentioned starting a new artwork series (Animalia) featuring endangered animals. My first in the series was a mixed media piece depicting a Woodland Caribou. Today I created my second Animalia, this one featuring the Siberian Tiger.
“Animalia II” measures 12 × 12 inches on 2 inch deep wood panel. Media includes oil pastels, colored pencils, graphite, acrylic, ink, coffee and paper collage.
About Siberian Tigers
The Siberian Tiger or Amur Tiger is critically endangered. According to Tigers in Crisis (http://www.tigersincrisis.com/siberian_tiger.htm) :
“It is estimated the wild population of Siberian tigers at around 350-450 tigers. Almost all wild Siberian tigers live the Southeast corner of Russia in the Sikhote-Alin mountain range east of the Amur River. Their former range included northeastern China and the Korean Peninsula, and as far west as Mongolia. They are the largest of the tiger species and can grow up to 13 feet in length and weigh up to 700 lbs. The Siberian –or Amur- tiger is considered a critically endangered species with the primary threats to its’ survival in the wild being poaching and habitat loss from intensive logging and development.”
On the thread below are some photos of the work in progress as well as the final artwork.