dance of survival portrayed in this sculpture is an allegory for
the struggles we all face in life and how we deal with them. The
creatures involved (cougar and hawk) are each pushing the limits
of their strength, their skills and their spirit, to achieve a life-sustaining
goal, doing so with a grace and elegance only observed in the purist
moments of nature. This is a decisive moment for both of them and
they are holding back nothing in their striving. Each has faith
that he will be the victor, relying on the unique qualities nature
has given him, which are all that he should require for success.
Acting on a wing and a prayer, they both reach for the sky."