"A warm, gentle breeze blows across the lion's face and through his manes. One of the females is right behind him. Something drew their attention. Lionesses do most of the hunting, but it is the essential job of the male lion to protect the pride's territory and to ensure safe hunting grounds.
The lion, as we all know, is an incredibly ferocious and powerful beast - the king of Africa. Yet he at times reminds us of our own loving domestic cats. What an empty world it would be to lose such a symbol of justice.
With this painting, shimmering with the heat of the savanna, I wanted to bring the once mighty rulers of Africa to life. Aware of their strength and yet willing to show their gentler side. Their world almost unbearably hidden from us, the viewers. They use their magnificent roar to make their presence and territory known. Will we hear them in time?" ~ Daniel Taylor