by Todd Wilkinson
Like a religious revival, Safari Club International summons its faithful to the desert and treats them to a sporting art bonanza unlike any other. This year, Banovich returns to SCI with another epic: a 75- by 50-inch stunner, titled Game of Lions, that functions as a massive window into the savannah of East Africa. As tens of thousands of wildebeest thunder across the plain, two huge male lions dart toward the viewer amid a tangle of hyenas, vultures and Marabou storks.