Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
Several years ago, on a trip to Ranthambore National Park in India, I had the
incredibly good fortune to encounter a mother tiger and her cubs casually
strolling past us in the reserve.
This rare sight recalled for me Rousseau’s masterpiece, Tiger in a Tropical Storm, and
his use of oils that capture the richness of the jungle and beauty of the wild tiger
in its natural habitat.
William Blake’s famous poem,The Tyger, is often related to this painting and
both these works of art, combined with my personal experience, have inspired
my new series,Tiger Tiger!
Peter Layton, Glass Artist and Founder of London Glassblowing
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