Wolf - YOUR MYTH IS MY DEMISE pays homage to one of the most controversial animals the world has known, the Gray Wolf. Wolves have been persecuted throughout the ages mostly because of some ridiculous mythology that portrays them either as a demonic creature or a God-like supernatural being. The wolf, of course, is just the wolf. Does it eat the occasional cow or sheep, yes it does. But what it is not is the slathering beast waiting at the bus stop for your little child. Wolves are highly social, intelligent animals that play a key part in maintaining healthy ecosystems by helping to keep ungulate numbers in check. Claims that they will eat all the Elk have been clearly refuted not only by science, but by simple observation. Elk numbers since wolf reintroduction have exploded and now those same people who called for wolf hunting now want extended seasons on Elk. Seems like their true colors have been exposed. One thing is for certain, there is a deep rooted history between wolves and humans with stories that have lasted through the millennia. The wolf can do just fine on it’s own and despite a few areas in close proximity to humans that wolves may need to be managed, they should be left alone to do their job in helping create and maintain healthy ecosystems. The wolf will thrive when the myths subside.
Artist: Rob Whitehair
Digital mixed media: Pencil on Procreate, Photoshop, Acrylic