The composition consists of two opposite on mood artistic images: a predator with an open mouth and a carefree smiling rider child. The author’s style reminds a national popular print and brings to the nature of the image connected with Buddhist mythology and methods of the Buddhist iconography. We remember that outwardly aggressive images bear functions of protection and patrons looking at them or asking them for help.
This is perhaps why the cat doesn’t look terrible, and the boy is calm. The sculpture by its deeper content and sharp observation of the characters, borders on using elements of grotesque and folk humour which are characteristic features often seen in popular Buryat art.