Akkadian Lion

I made this sculpture — plywood panels on a 86″ x 45″ x 4.5″ wooden substructure — for use as a headboard. It is painted with about a dozen layers of latex paint, randomly sanded down, repainted, over and over. The final layer is a loose line drawing of an Akkadian artifact — a small trinket depicting a lion — faintly peeking out from the abstract wash.