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3 Tigers (Part I)

3 Tigers (Part I)


This piece marks the beginning of our Spring/Summer 2023 Collection. The scene reveals an exceptional tiger basking in the sun at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Painted from life observation, the artist decided to obscure any architectural markers which indicate the tiger's captivity. In doing so, the true nature of the tiger becomes more clear. The piece is painted with quick, assertive marks as the tiger prowled the terrain, perfectly characterizing this majestic creature's behavior. The artist's brush moves with the tiger, leaving energetic traces in various positions throughout the morning.


The beauty of this painting comes from compiling ephemeral snapshots of the animal's activity into a single moment on the canvas. The title, "3 Tigers" is meant to stir the viewers curiosity. While there was only one tiger taking different positions, the third position of the big cat was not visible when it was lying down behind the tree. The artist's message in this masterpiece is that some things can only be perceived from an alternative point of view.


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Artist: Xavier Hardison

Dimensions: 16” x 20” (unframed)

Medium: Acrylic on Linen

Edition Number: 1/1

Year: SS 2023

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