A narrative very familiar to Floridian natives, where approximately 1.3 million Alligators coexist in America’s sunshine state. Canary palms and manicured gardens act as the architecture of this work. The mid morning sun shines through the turquoise water and directly onto the skin of the 2 figures. To the right, an 11’ American Alligator, a common site across all of Florida’s 67 counties. The Wrangler, standing boldly to our left, is 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. The scene alternates between an everyday narrative and a cinematic experience. The perfectly choreographed characters, provocative narrative and strong use of symmetry and color are all familiar indicators of the artist’s work.