A Tail of Two Tigers for the Art Zoobilee is done! Here are some photos prevarnish (easier to see detail without the glare). Click on any to enlarge:
was finally finished in mid-December. A great opportunity, but much too much detail to get done quickly (as I’d originally planned). Grad school work suffered, but then again, the stipend earned helped pay for this spring semester’s courses. So I can’t complain.
1.) Worldly Cat features a world map of the current populations of big cats (on the left side of the tiger’s body). The final tiger, lifesize, face modeled after Cyber, the Siberian tiger at the Henry Vilas Zoo. The actual tiger (Cyber) at the zoo is well worth the trip–he’s a real cutie and just gorgeous.
2.) With the littles for scale (ah who am I kidding? I just love posing them):
Wanna see where Worldly Cat is these days? This month (January) he is at Hilldale. Then the tentative schedule: The tiger will be moving to the Monona Terrace for the month of February and then the plan is to move to the Dane County Airport at the end of February through March. They hope to bring it to the Zoo in April. This is the schedule as of now.