Life of Pi
Oil and 24k gold leaf on aluminum panel,
30"h x 40"w, Item No. 19068,
After a century of decline, overall wild tiger numbers are starting to tick upward, although they remain classified as Endangered. Tiger populations are stable or increasing in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Russia and China. An estimated 3,900 tigers remain in the wild, but much more work is needed to protect this species if we are to secure its future in the wild. In some areas, including much of Southeast Asia, tigers are still in crisis and declining in number. Across their range, tigers face unrelenting pressures from poaching, retaliatory killings and habitat loss due to human encroachment.
We are in the Chinese Lunar New Year 2022 with the governing zodiac animal sign being the Water Tiger, symbolizing determinism, spontaneity and novelty. It is a period which draws it’s strength and growth, despite adversity, from dynamism and enthusiasm.