51.5" x 32.5" Watercolor, Ink, Gouache, Acrylic and Graphite - September 20, 2022 to October 28, 2022
Red Wolf - possibly 20 left in the wild, with over 200 in captivity at red wolf conservation facilities.
Flames, burning bright, truth.
See into the sun within the heart. Makes me think of an image of Hanuman showing his soul within (Rama and Sita in his heart).
He is painted with the preternatural colors of a vision, of an antipodean, a creature from dreams.
Internal black cobra and white cobra = opposites
Botanical elements - the Brugmansia (extinct in its native habitat, but common all over the world) and a couple of lilies (the endangered Western lily and the Humbolt lily).
Egypt - the jackal = was probably a small wolf = Anubis, the guard dog of the dead. There are myths about dogs (jackals) digging up buried bodies and running with limbs in their jaws.
The inner landscape of each individual is wild and populated by fantastic beasts. Each of us has our own monsters and demons, our own dark and fertile spaces. ONLY the individual can explore these spaces. And we can not take cameras there to document so we must use creative means to describe inhabitants ourselves. Though we have been careless with the natural wild spaces and creatures in the world, we each have an opportunity to be better stewards of our internal wild lands.