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This drawing in charcoal was created during a time when I paid for my studio space through drawing and painting animals for commission. This drawing of a Wolf came at the time of 911. It was not a drawing I had deliberately set out to create as a response to the 911 event - but thinking back it may have been a subconscious response to the event after seeing the dramatic events unfold. The event had a profound effect on me at the time as it shifted my thinking and as a result I stopped drawing animals for commission and focused on my painting practice.
The Wolf can be seen in many ways and I think maybe this image represents the predatory nature of the shift in foreign policy after the 911 attack and the subsequent events that have happened since. I didn't return back to animals again in my practice until my residency in Cyprus and a change in direction away from the overt political and Media inspired works I had followed from 2002 - 2012.
Charcoal on Cartridge Paper