The Wolf's House 2012 black Biro drawings and mixed media (black Biro drawings on sanded and painted wood, hand printed cotton, scenic snow, model Russian Tank and German Infantry soldiers, model animals, replica Deluxe FI Hand Grenades, white enamel paint.
"Winter, somewhere in rural Eastern Europe, The Wolf’s House stands isolated in no-mans land, engulfed by a fierce blizzard. Be-sieged by war Mrs Wolf throws open the stable door and watches the carnage unfold as a battle is waged on her doorstep . Mr Wolf sits by the window next to a table, awaiting destiny. Propaganda posters flutter on the mural behind him as creatures of the forest seeking sanctuary from the conflict, play innocently at his feet. The chimes of the cuckoo clock are silenced by a cacophony of gunfire as the soldiers fight on through the snow"
This sculpture contemplates the conscious brutality of man and the instinctive nature of animals by creating a scene of role reversal. Inspired by cuckoo clocks, their iconography in this piece suggests waiting for fate to take its course. The exterior of the house features original Biro drawings of Jane's Northern Inuit dog and muse Lily, drawn directly onto painted wooden panels.
Using various mediums, this artwork was handmade by Jane. The weights of the cuckoo clock are replica Deluxe F1 Russian hand grenades. A model Russian tank soldier balances on one of the hand grenades. Mr and Mrs Wolf were created from original 1970’s Krakow Cepelia dolls, their head’s replaced with casts of a wedding cake topper.
Side panel view with model Russian Tank Infantry Soldiers and original Biro drawing
View of house roof with original Biro drawing
View of house front with original Biro drawing and Mrs Wolf
Propaganda Poster "Save Us"! montage of original Biro drawing and Soviet propaganda poster 'Red Army Soldier, Save Us!' by Viktor Koretsky, 1943
Interior view with 'East Meets West - Forests' Memories' mural, propaganda posters, model animals and Mr Wolf
Interior view with mural of 'Where Wolves and Bears Dare' colour biro drawing, handmade cuckoo clock made from a transfer of 'Wolf the Canary' biro drawing on yellow silk and animal models.
Arial view of house interior