The original Aslan painting now hangs in the foyer of the Marion Wade Center at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Il. (This museum houses artifacts from the life of C. S. Lewis, and 6 other British authors.)

The original painting by Sally Brestin of Aslan can be seen in the foyer Of the Marion Wade Center at Wheaton College. (This museum honors 7 English authors including C. S. Lewis) Prints of this painting are in homes, hospitals, and prisons around the world. The limited editions are signed by the artist.

Sally explains how God led her to paint this miraculous work of a lion that is “not safe,” but is good, based on this passage from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.

“Is he a man?” asked Lucy.

           

“Aslan a man!” said Mr. Beaver sternly. “Certainly not! I tell you he is the King of the wood and the son of the great Emperor-beyond-the-sea. Don’t you know who is the King of Beasts? Aslan is a lion – the Lion, the great Lion.”

 

“Oooh,” said Susan, “I’d thought he was a man. Is he – quiet safe?”

 

…”Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; …”Who said anything about safe?  ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”