The animal faces and features represent the beast or natural animal instincts that are often in conflict with reason and intellect.
The hand represents the hand of a human or god – both a comforting support for humanity and a force of opposition or challenge to animal instincts.
The two sculptures explore these ideas of opposing forces of nature and humanity, man and beast, integral and constant throughout life. There is nothing literal intended in the choice of imagery or narrative. The images and expressions are of male/female/animal – symbolic, metaphoric and intended to provide for individual interpretation.