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Leon Passant

animation / 2017 / ink on paper/ 9x9x4.5cm

"The polysemy and resulting from it universality of a lion has made it a prolific symbol exploited by both: religious and secular iconography throughout the ages. Lions were also repeatedly udes as heraldic supporters.
Sara started observing the shifting positions they assumed in heraldic shields. the resulting, meticolously drawn series Lion Passant, presents various facets of a lion.
The cycle of activity of the animal, from awakening to falling asleep reflects the fate of historic empires seizing authority only to become overtuned by another rising force." -Alicja Melzacka