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Gold 2021 Fine Art / Other

Luis (The Wrangler) # 1, Boca Raton

  • Photographer
    Dean West
  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art / Other

In the foreground, the American Alligator, a common site across all of Florida’s 67 counties. The viewer’s eye begins at the Alligator’s tail and travels up over the reptile’s head directly towards The Wrangler. He stands boldly ready for battle, lasso in hand and eye to eye with the apex predator. His defined masculinity, tattoos, clear skin and piercing eyes- challenge our perceived stereotypes of the character’s role.