Monday, September 20, 2010
In Korean mythology the tiger is a symbol of protection, "a guardian of the west". Here he is portrayed as an instigator of creation, and imagination, but also destruction of a kind.
The idea is of the tiger devouring itself, and through this process regenerating; a kind of cyclical regeneration through violence. The destruction of an idea, its fulfilment or its demise- a cycle, always churning, moving, evolving, devolving-in a state of constant flux, much like the creative process of a writer or artist...
Initially inspired by a poem by Helen Calcutt, it is now going to be used in conjunction with our Save the Tiger WWF petition.