Remember that Lacoste logo that came part and parcel with every polo shirt you purchased? They were designed by French tennis player René Lacoste. Did you ever wonder why a ‘crocodile’ was chosen by that superstar of the 1920’s — and why almost a hundred years later that famous crocodile is being preempted by ten other members of the animal kingdom?
As an iconic member of the big cat family, it’s been immortalized down through the ages. It’s touched our culture in varied ways. We allegorize, analogize and identify with this unique feline creature. We compare it to the human condition in art, folklore, and novels.
Humans have been fascinated by the stars since the dawn of man -- so much so that they connected those celestial points of light with earthly qualities. From there they connected everyone of us to the stars through the zodiac. Many different cultures created their own astrology. One that seems to intrigue us the most is the Chinese. One collection of sculptures now on display in Denver explores these animal symbols with an added historical perspective.