Jan Harrison Precarity
PRECARITY, 2016, pastel, ink, colour pencil and charcoal on rag paper, 22.5 x 30.25 inches. A critically endangered Amur Leopard looks out at the viewer. The leopard knows about impending death, and is hungry, in a quest for life. An unidentified primate-like animal merges with a horse and moves and tumbles. The primate is listening to a flower. A blue leopard, guided by a human hand, looks at the primate, and bites the leg of Shiva, the cosmic dancer, who performs a divine dance to destroy a weary universe. There is a hoofed leg reaching for Shiva, as well as a primate/human hand precariously balancing the dancing Shiva.