I first saw Ramalon The Sumatran Tiger at Melbourne Zoo, I knew I had to paint him and wanted to paint his point intriguing feature... his stunning EYES! So I used a Mandala, a Mandala is a prayer for the future, an abundant future. The strange coincidence was years later when I visited Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, Ramalon had been retired from Melbourne Zoo due to him going blind!?! and the beautiful young cubs I went to see was his!!! <3