Panthera Leo by Victor Spinelli. All Rights Reserved. Crucifixion Series:
The premise of this project questions the inability of the Human race to live and share our planet with our fellow animals. We are taking over the earth and driving to extinction a great number of species. We need to learn, and quickly, on how to cohabitat on this planet with all forms of life.
Does extinction have a cost?
The history of crucifixion dates back to the Assyrians and ancient Persians well before the Romans (Pre-Christian era) used it as a very brutal form of death for disgraced soldiers, murderers, slaves etc.
And now the numbers of our relentless killing of animals for sport, food, clothing, etc exceeds the millions if not billions per year. Crucifixion on a mass scale.
This sculpture project required me to learn, without instructions, how to articulate these skeletons. I was delivered, literally, bags of bones. It took me hours and hours, weeks and weeks to put them together before I even started on the construction of the crosses.