The crocodile is a flagship work of Richard Orlinski. It is the perfect representation of the wild animal that has adapted to its environment. Having survived both natural disasters and glaciations (unlike dinosaurs), it is a symbol of survivability. Despite their very different anatomy of each other, man and crocodile share the reptilian brain, one of the three brains of man. A brain without memory governed by innate reflexes, seat of our impulses of violence. For this achievement, Orlinski worked for more than two years on the proportions of the animal. Proportions that end up imposing themselves with obviousness, conferring on sculpture a vitality "truer than life".