Stephen C. Arena
November 18, 1928
August 12, 1991
A salvaged, keystone-shaped block with the visage of a terrible lion is framed by a Roman-inspired, etiolated temple façade with stylized columns and pediment. The designer achieved a pleasing contrast between the modern architectural frame and the olde-style lion (late 19th century?).
And of course the whole thing is a double-entendre for the concept ‘lions in the (Roman) arena.’
Well played, Mr. Arena, well played.
The splash image is from Wikimedia Commons, photo credit to Thomas Quine, CC-BY-2.0