Stan Hunter, Patience, 1998, pastel on paper
The bobcat here symbolizes serenity. It is sheltered in a rock, waiting patiently for prey. There is no sense of hurriedness or movement. The leaves and branches are still. The moss is unmoving. The colors used in this pastel are replicated in nature. Perhaps the artist feels an association with the bobcat’s feeling of patience—perched inside his jail rock-cave waiting for his release to come.