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The inspiration for this work was a dry palm tree.

This type of tree covered all over its trunk with leaf frond bases with jagged edges, this particular tree had its jagged edges in white, which is unusual.

It caught my attention because it emphasized the imagination between these leaf bases and animal jaws. I pulled some of it out of the trunk and took it with me.

After a while I found a way to express the animal impression that this old dry palm tree left in me by making animal skulls/masks/figures out of the leaf bases.

this work reveals the animal within the plant and the plant within the animal. 

 

The original wooden "hunters" before making a bronze cast out of it.

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