eyes are Rajah's, the Bengal Tiger. At this time he was living in the
Triangle area, in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is fierce looking here, and is
definitely a huge being, now weighing over 400 lbs. Rajah is never
afraid to look right into you. Though horribly abused when he first
arrived at the zoo, he is now confident, elegant and frisky. For those of you
that have never been this close to a tiger, I can only suggest that
their presence is unforgettably intense. Your body reacts on its
own...arm hairs up at attention! It's exhilarating. Though I have seen him purr,
referred to as chuffling, and
rub his head against my hands for a scratch, there is no
question that this is one of the most formidable creatures on the
earth...and probably the most beautiful. There are many ways to preserve
them, and painting them is just one. We do so need to protect them.
EYES", 36" X 48", Oil Painting on Canvas, by Sherrie
Hill-Rosche © 2013
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