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Facing the Tempest

Sara J Alvord's avatar Sara J Alvord

Facing the Tempest is an encounter with the untamed and our inner self. A face to face experience with dangerous and powerful predators. The intense expressions they display are extensions of our raw emotions. As I enter into the “Soul of a Predator,” the leopard’s eyes fixate. I become still and gaze upon the union of deadly power and beauty. The leopard's intense desire is reflected in it's eyes. The wind picks up in “Wild Temper”. The cheetah bellows defiance in the midst of the dark unknown. The cat’s fierce expression conveys a relentless need to survive when all seems forsaken. The night is pierced with a resounding cry that says "I will not give up." A towering thunderstorm is building in “Steadfast Against the Storm”. She calmly observes, standing firmly in place. The serene demeanor reveals the acceptance of storms as inevitable in life. The steadiness displayed reminds us that we can thrive even in the midst of the tempest and that all storms will one day pass.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: oil painting
  • Width: 60 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 24 inches