A Safe Repose – Timberwolf
Limited Edition of 100, 13.5″ x 19″ – $140.00
Open Edition 10″ x 8″ – $30.00
The harshness of winter with heavy snows, cruel temperatures and the scarcity of small animals make hunting for food an exhausting, dangerous and seemingly endless pursuit. Wolves hunt in packs to ensure greater success when preying upon larger animals during winter. As hunger runs rampant withing the pack, disputes about social order and rank become more frequent. Upon kills, skirmishes erupt and the order of feasting is decided with higher ranking members feeding first.
In the composition, “A Safe Repose”, a wolf rests peacefully in the stillness created after a snowstorm. Aches and pains from the relentless toil to survive have vanished. The excitement and frenzy of the feast are forgotten. A full stomach along with the tranquility and protective cover of the forest, work their spell of hypnotic contentment. Soon this will pass as the call for survival again beckons. Reposed with energy stored, the wolf awaits repetition of the cycle.