In this decidedly constructed work, Cano began with a black canvas, an occasional foray into ‘the contrast that it creates’. Here he has chosen both reds and greens as his counter colors. The criss-cross pattern serves to focus attention on the bleached-white skull with its crooked leer. He mixes beads and pearls attached to the canvas with red and green dots of paint, so as to highlight the contrast with a background of impenetrable black. Conceptually it has a particular style that distinguishes this mix of skull-like attributes. He chose the platinum/silver frame, utilizing black edging as a binding element to the background. The term ‘Animus’ is literally used to mean a hostile spirit – yet Cano connected it to an animal-like expression that dominates the center, in a usage of his own invention.