Title: The Hyena
Bronze, 33x60x29 cm, 2005.

One has to have enough courage to depict a scavenger predator, and in such a brutal manner. The artist ventures into not just artistic, but also psychological experiment, as we recall the ancient writers who damned hyenas for their guilefulness, cowardice, for the greedy laceration of carrion and demoniac grinning. It seems that this is the sculptor’s most "masculine" work, which is displayed in the choice of texture, plastic, material, silhouette and character.
The author shows the plastic capabilities of bronze. The furious strong body of the hyena is "seated" on thin legs, but the animal does not overbalance. The artist avoids making an anatomic copy of the predator, but keeps the rich essence of the hyena.