Created from an original source image by the incomparable Tsalani Lassiter, Wilding: Fishing measures 35×35″ and is acrylic with 24k gold leaf, painted on a custom made reclaimed Lake Tahoe pier wood panel hand built by Roundwood Studios right here on Tahoe’s North Shore, from wood that also came from a local pier. The image depicts one of our local Tahoe black bears, fishing for the introduced salmon that populate and spawn every Fall in Taylor Creek, on the southwest shore of the lake.
The Wilding series is inspired by the intersection of human and wild… we desire to touch something that is unaltered and deeply rooted, and by doing so we change it and it changes us. We crave wilderness and an experience of something far from pavement. These pieces have been created using decidedly urban materials… spray paint, graffiti materials and techniques, sometimes building materials, reclaimed materials… depicting images of the wild world with which we seek to connect.