'Revenge', Grey Wolves, 2013 Black Biro Drawing

'Revenge', Grey Wolves, 2013 Black Biro Drawing

Original black Biro drawing ‘Revenge'. This is the second drawing of her ‘Grey Wolves’ diptych and one of eight designs from her iconic print and china series ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia'. It highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent. ‘Revenge’ is inspired by an infamous tale of love and loyalty between a wolf and his mate, as a black wolf mourns the loss of his white mate and transforms into a superhero. Jane's meticulous drawings take several months to research and make.

Limited edition 50 x 50cm archival pigment prints are available from SHOP




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The black wolf takes revenge for the loss of its mate the white wolf portrayed in ‘Sweet’. Inspired by an image of a real wolf caught in a trap about to be shot by a hunter, ‘Revenge’ employs the idea of juxtaposing animal for human and turns the gun on the hunter. In homage to the North American Gray Wolf, the black wolf metamorphoses into the body of the Comedian from the film ‘Watchmen’, Zack Snyder, 2009. An image of ‘Blanca’ appears on the Comedian’s shoulder armour. ‘Blanca’ was the mate of one of America’s most famous wolves ‘Lobo’. She was trapped and killed to lure and capture Lobo who shared her fate, as recorded by Ernest Thompson Seton in his book "Lobo the King of Currumpaw". The pelts of dead wolves collected during the government led extermination of wolves in the U.S which continued up until the 1960s, are projected on the wolf's forearm. The white wolf and the black wolf in ‘Sweet’ and ‘Revenge’ signify the struggle against prejudice to conserve wolves across Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Arctic.
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'Revenge', Grey Wolves, 2013 Black Biro Drawing

'Revenge', Grey Wolves, 2013 Black Biro Drawing

Original black Biro drawing ‘Revenge'. This is the second drawing of her ‘Grey Wolves’ diptych and one of eight designs from her iconic print and china series ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia'. It highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent. ‘Revenge’ is inspired by an infamous tale of love and loyalty between a wolf and his mate, as a black wolf mourns the loss of his white mate and transforms into a superhero. Jane's meticulous drawings take several months to research and make.

Limited edition 50 x 50cm archival pigment prints are available from SHOP




FURTHER INFORMATION ON SYMBOLISM
The black wolf takes revenge for the loss of its mate the white wolf portrayed in ‘Sweet’. Inspired by an image of a real wolf caught in a trap about to be shot by a hunter, ‘Revenge’ employs the idea of juxtaposing animal for human and turns the gun on the hunter. In homage to the North American Gray Wolf, the black wolf metamorphoses into the body of the Comedian from the film ‘Watchmen’, Zack Snyder, 2009. An image of ‘Blanca’ appears on the Comedian’s shoulder armour. ‘Blanca’ was the mate of one of America’s most famous wolves ‘Lobo’. She was trapped and killed to lure and capture Lobo who shared her fate, as recorded by Ernest Thompson Seton in his book "Lobo the King of Currumpaw". The pelts of dead wolves collected during the government led extermination of wolves in the U.S which continued up until the 1960s, are projected on the wolf's forearm. The white wolf and the black wolf in ‘Sweet’ and ‘Revenge’ signify the struggle against prejudice to conserve wolves across Europe, Asia, Africa, America and the Arctic.
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