About Maria Chevska
Maria Chevska is a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford and is Professor of Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.
The Tiger Leaps (ii) 
Oil and encaustic on linen canvas and polyester, total size of 3 parts, 40.5 x 112.5 cms
Donated by the artist 1992
This is one of two paintings made to a similar format in 1991. It consists of three panels: two are oil on canvas and the third a black moire fabric. The artist describes the work as as "a structural conjunction of the real and the illusory". The title is taken from The Waves by Virginia Woolf, as is the text which is written in mirror writing on the right-hand panel.