O N E F O R T H E W O V L E S
Silkscreen Print. Edition of 30. 25 x 17 inches.
Continuing on my series of animal silkscreen prints, here is a wolf. Wolves are one of, if not my favorite, animal. I wanted to hold off on printing a wolf until I felt really comfortable printing big editions of large prints. It’s tough, it takes a lot of time, but I feel I have sunk into the rhythm and practice of being a printer. These large prints take about about 13-15 hours to print and I usually print them in one day. Needless to say, it’s a long day and I’m usually still awake and printing when the sun is rising, but it’s a satisfying feeling.
Because wolves are my favorite animal (dare I use the phrase “spirit guide”?) I put a lot of personal meaning into this piece. To me, this wolf is definitely female. She’s big and strong, and she means business. I wanted to print her in shades of purple because I love the color purple. To me, purple is a feminine color without seeming overly girly or having all the negative connotations of pink. I see purple as pink’s older more sophisticated, sultry cousin.