By Alan Brown, Lake Orion, MI
Spirit Brothers 2, like the first Spirit Brothers, is based on the Native American belief that they each have a spirit brother in animal form. In this work a Cougar is the Spirit Brother.
As an artist I always try to challenge myself when doing a piece. Sometimes that challenge can be carving an animal I’ve never done before or showing emotion through facial expression. In this work I have tried to capture the emotion of of aggravation and disgust in the face of the Native American and flat out anger in the Cougar—emotions of one whose culture, home and way of life is threatened and disrespected.