Cactus Gallery LA
WILD IN THE CITY by artist Michelle Waters
Acrylic on wood panel, 10" round
About the piece:
This is P22, the famous mountain lion who defied the odds and crossed both the 405 and 101 freeways in Los Angeles, CA and has been living in Griffith Park for the past 10 years. Happily, construction of the Liberty Canyon wildlife crossing over the 101 has started, which will enable mountain lions and other wildlife to cross the highway safely.
A portion of proceeds from this wildlife art will be donated to the Center for Biological Diversity, to help their defense of endangered species.
Photo credit for P-22 photograph: It took nature photographer Steve Winter 15 months to catch this now iconic image of P-22 (National Geographic Magazine, Dec 2013). Two minute chat with Steve Winter in the comments.
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