Details

Title

The Calf and the Young Lion

Artist/Maker

Howard Finster (American, 1916–2001)

Date

ca. 1967

Medium

Paint on concrete

Dimensions

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Credit

Purchase with funds from the Cousins Foundation, Inc. and donors to the Paradise Project Campaign

Accession #

1994.215.2a-c

On View

On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 407

This sculpture is one of dozens of objects in the High’s collection that came from Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden. This sculpture of a young lion lying down with the calves evokes the biblical image of the “Peaceable Kingdom,” a time of great harmony on earth. The Calf and the Young Lion greeted visitors at the front gate of Paradise Garden and was among the countless spiritual images that appeared throughout Finster’s modern-day, cautionary Garden of Eden.