Bang! Siberian Tiger | In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia 2013 black Biro drawing

The second drawing of Siberian Tiger diptych from In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia series, Bang! pays homage to the elusive Siberian tiger and symbolises why they are threatened.   Stalking out of the white page, a magnificent tiger is unknowingly being watched. A tiger skull layered with the image of Red Army soldiers displaying a dead tiger they have killed during a trophy hunt, portrays the initiating circumstances that lead to the rapid decline in Siberian tiger numbers. A bullet hole in the skull draws a parallel to Shh, it's a Tiger! and the suggestion of a present day hunter.