Sweet Wolves | In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia  2012 black Biro drawing

Sweet, the first drawing of grey wolves diptych from In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia series was inspired by Jane’s Northern Inuit dog and muse Lily.  Sweet explores the close family relationships shared by wolves through a tale of love and loyalty between a white wolf and its black mate.  The foundations for this piece were generated during a trip to Romania, where Jane encountered storks for the first time. Their colouring reminded her of Lily.  Drawing a hybrid of a pseudo-wolf with stork wings suggests heavenly innocence and creates a distinct contrast with the ominous presence of the black wolf depicted in Revenge, the second drawing of the Wolves diptych.