Hikayat Sang Kancil (Legend of The Mousedeer)
The Hunters is inspired from a Chinese proverb that tells about an emperor who conquers many neighboring countries without realizing his own country is in great danger. However, one day in the garden he saw how a sparrow waited for the unaware praying mantis to pounce a unsuspecting cricket before it eats both of them. The insight gives the emperor invaluable warning not to be arrogant, self-satisfied but to be alert and to see the bigger picture. The proverb is an advice to one who lacks perspective and focus only on plans to rip off others while at the same time forgets there will be someone else plotting against him too.
Medium: Perspex; 3 parts: (a) 34 x 66 x 4.5 cm, (b) 38 x 41 x 4.5 cm, (c) 14 x 24 x 3 cm