In The Mouth Of The Wolf

In The Mouth Of The Wolf (2016) 18 x 24" acrylic on wood panel
In The Mouth Of The Wolf (2016) 18 x 24″ acrylic on wood panel

The title of this piece comes from an Italian phrase, “Nella boca dell’ lupo” (this is a poetic corruption that I prefer to the exact translation)

“In the mouth of the wolf” is a saying familiar to theatre performers and musicians, it’s roughly equivalent to when people say “break a leg!” to wish someone success on stage

And it speaks to the intensity of pressure we all feel in trying to “perform” some kind of emergent transformation

So I see this piece as a very concentrated, focused and intentional yet spontaneous act of creation, one of the most successful expressions of this concept and one that visually conveys the intensity of trying to be centered and grounded while simultaneously liberating oneself to fly to freedom.

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