SNEAKERS
 
 
I love cats. There is nothing quite like them.  Beauty, power, grace, and agility are wrapped up in this furry package. Mountain lions are fantastic jumpers.Their extra long hind legs make leaps of 15’ vertically and 45’ horizontally easy. Unlike their African cousin they purr and scream instead of roar.  Stealth is the attribute for which I chose this one’s name.

The found objects I chose have meaning. The springs in the rear legs and torso are for those magnificent leaps. A close inspection of the golf club logos on all four feet indicates this feline is female. The meat grinder in the stomach is to process the 35 to 40 deer she will typically consume every year. As a meat eater she is a little conflicted as seen by the salad tongs in her cheeks. The oversize mousetrap is for obvious reasons.

Aside from the unusual materials involved the most unique thing about Sneakers is her eyes. Flip the switch under her belly and she really comes alive! The illuminated amber eyes explain why she is such an excellent night hunter. With regard to our own spiritual vision consider the words of Jesus...

Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul.  But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness.  Make sure that the light you think you have is not really darkness.  If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight is shining on you.
Luke 11:34-36

 

 


INVENTORY of  “SNEAKERS” (steel mountain lion)

Meat grinder
Rat trap
Golf clubs
Salad tongs
Chimney brush
Heat exchanger
3 types of pliers
Coil springs
Shovels
Culvert
Exhaust pipes
Wood stove door and legs
Forks and spoons
Saw blades
Can opener
Universal joints
Axe head
Jack stand base
Harvester pickup guards
Gears
Potato fork
Wagon tire
Trowel
Acrylic beads


Stomach
Entrails
Feet
Cheeks
Tail
Tail
Leg bones
Legs and torso
Chest & legs
Tree
Limbs
Rib cage & shoulders
Face, chin, ear hair
Fur
Nose
Knees
Trap base
Pelvis
Hind legs
Internal workings
Ribs
Base
Forehead
Eyes

Fabricated one of a kind.

93” H x 74" L x 46" W

Private Collection
Central Oregon


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