Jan Harrison Balance
BALANCE, 2015, pastel, ink, colour pencil and charcoal on rag paper, 22.5 x 30.25 inches. A Sifaka from Madagascar, an endangered lemur, looks out at the viewer. A form of wild cat restricted by a net, balances upside-down on the head of the lemur. There is a dark shadow panther who merges with the wild cat. They struggle to keep balance. Hands reach out to the three animals. The hands are of various primates, some extinct. There is a human hand in the lower right corner.