By Rae Trujillo
San Francisco: Rae's of Sun, 2007. Edition of 7.
2.75 x 2.75"; 4 pages. Accordion book with four hinged panels. Includes as illustrations cancelled stamps featuring tigers. Panels hinged.
Rae Trujillo: "An obituary for Tatiana, the tiger killed at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas day in 2007. The transparent image on the front represents the tiger's presence still roaming. It is four pages so can be arranged in a square as if still in a cage or can be displayed in a zigzag emulating her wandering. One side is 'tiger' colors with hand carved rubberstamp; the other side is purple, blue and green, traditional colors for mourning."
Tatiana was the captive Siberian Tiger who somehow escaped from her enclosure at the San Francisco, killed one teenage boy, and badly injured another. The tragedy has rekindled the long debate about zoos.