The Return

I am supposing that you have paid some attention to wildlife issues and wildlife art, but it is O.K. if you haven't. The reintroduction of the wolf has brought much attention to concerns for wildlife, its habitat, and how "we" are all going to get along. The wolf strikes a resounding chord in almost everyone and much of its sound is quite emotional. For my part, I think it can work. While I must admit that I have had no "in the wild" sightings, I have heard them in northern Minnesota and watched them first hand in "open" captivity. I have chosen to join the ranks of portrayers of the wolf with a relief sculpture, a presentational form that has allowed me to strongly suggest these magnificent creatures as they "step" into our lives.

Relief sculpture as a finished work is a new direction for me. I have found it to be a very versatile approach to three-dimensional art. Not only must subjects be presented differently from "in the round" sculpture, but the challenges of scale and depth take on a variety of possibilities.

1997         6 ¾” x 7 ¾" x 5½"         Edition Size: 35 Next Previous