The Last Tiger in Russia Mixed Media Art
Inspired by John Valliant's book The Tiger, this mixed media tiger artwork was created to benefit ALTA, the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance.
*Title: The Last Tiger in Russia
*Medium: acrylic, silk screen, found paper, and salvaged metal on wood
*Size: 35.25" x 25"
"After reading John Vaillant's book The Tiger, I was so moved that I decided to create this piece about the endangered life of the Amur Tiger. In the Russian Far East, the Siberian or Amur tiger must hold its own in the -30 degree temperatures while fending off wild boars, black bears, and its worst enemy, man. There is constant and increased pressure on this animal from poachers, habitat destruction, and loss of prey from over hunting. Not only is the Tiger in danger, but in the very same region its distant cousin the Amur leopard is in a much more precarious situation. There are only 34 remaining Amur leopards in the wild. These animals continue to be poached for their fur as well. I created this piece to bring to light the facts about the Tiger, an animal which has at some time or another existed in our imagination. It is my hope that you will go home, do some research, and maybe try to help out in any way you can so that the Tiger can remain a reality, and not just the stuff off cartoons and folk tales."