it is just the melanistic (dark) variety of the spotted leopard,
the black panther's shadowy presence carries an aura of mystery,
stealth and power all its own. This tender rendition of a mother
panther and her cub shows another side of the mighty hunter: the
maternalistic care she lavishes on her young, and the cub’s
obvious bonding with his mother, upon whom he will be dependent
until adolescence. The mother’s face projects not only her
concern for the protection and nurturing of her offspring, to which
she is totally committed, but also shows her obvious pride in the
cub that she has produced and is successfully raising. This sculpture
was commissioned as the fourth large panther of mine to roam the
campus of Chapman University in Orange, CA, joining "Panther
Alert" Lifesize, "Panther"
Lifesize, and "The Leap"
Lifesize in a sculptural style that ties various parts of the
campus together." - Rosetta