This painting is one of the first I’ve ever done on canvas. It was a set of four. But it was also my favorite. I have some people confuse it for other jungle cats, which is totally understandable. But just to clarify, she is a lioness. And she is for a reason.
I’m sure we’re all quite aware of the lions position and his symbolism. A lioness is basically a female version of that. The feminine embodiment of respect, pride, and fearlessness. But, at the same time, she is so much more. She ignites those same feelings, but she is also a bearer of life. A nurturer, a support system. The role she plays is vital to the survival of the species.
Often times, it’s forgotten how important women are. We’re literally a portal to life. And yet, carry on the same day to day activities as our male counterparts. That’s why it’s so important that this lioness is recognized as such. She’s an amazing being, capable of feats that males rarely think twice about. She deserves her recognition.