I’ve always wanted to befriend a giant animal as a companion to ride, and adventure with. Learning about animals, and appreciating them through my artwork has been a lifelong passion.
The giant animal featured in this piece is a Clouded Leopard. It is the closest living relative to the Saber-Toothed Cat. Their canine teeth to skull size ratio is the largest of all big cats. Native to Southern Asia and are a critically endangered species.
Once thought extinct in Taiwan there have been several recent sightings of these incredible animals. So this piece is in part a celebration of their reemergence in that habitat as well as an expression of childhood dreams that can only be realized through my art.