These Animal Paper Mache animals really started out of the sadness of the death of Cecile the Lion. Then there is the side note that one of my dearest friends...my dearest friend, Cecily, is in fact an astrological Leo and a huge inspiration always to my art. I know, being so influenced by astrology does make my internal eyes roll a bit, but I do actually believe in this shit too.
I can never show my friend the love I have for her very perfectly. It is a feeling that I can never show the people I love very well that I love them these days. But Cecily is a Lion and her birthday falls the day before mine, just like my brothers, and so she is my sister. So it's very beautiful to me that Cecile the Lion Project of making these animal heads from recycled materials to benefit the National Wildlife Federation is also another subtle gesture of reverence toward my dear friend, my lion - heart sister Cecily.