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Wild and Untamed by John Gerstner – Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 42


Wild and Untamed is a composition charged with primal energy. It explores the symbiotic relationship between the untamed spirit of a wild, untamed panther and the human essence beneath. The juxtaposition of the powerful, stoic panther against the vulnerable yet defiant gaze of the woman creates a narrative of coexistence, capturing the wild and untamed aspects within the human psyche. The woman’s face and neck beneath the panther symbolize the hidden strength within vulnerability. The choice of a mottled orange background injects vibrancy, emphasizing the fiery and passionate nature of the untamed spirit. The bold strokes and dynamic mix of color and texture invites viewers to explore the coalescence of strength and vulnerability within the untamed human spirit.