Description This image brings attention to the ever important predator/prey relationships in Nature. Every individual life and species is connected to the whole. As you look closely, within the aspen leaves, youll recognize footprints of animals critical to the survival of wolves, such as moose, bison, deer, elk, snowshoe hare, jack rabbit and bighorn sheep all herbivores woven perfectly into the tapestry of life; as is the wolf, a predator who keeps prey populations in balance.In the shadows and leaves throughout the painting, Ive placed images of wolves to highlight the important social hierarchy of the pack. If you look closely in the upper right, the shadow of a raven reminds us of the remarkable cooperative relationships between species. From the epilogue Of Wolves and Men, by Barry Lopez, The appreciation of the separate realities enjoyed by other organisms is not only no threat to our own reality, but the root of a fundamental joy. I learned from River that I was a human being and that he was a wolf and that we were different. I valued him as a creature, but he did not have to be what I imagined he was. It is with this freedom from dogma, I think, that the meaning of the words the celebration of life becomes clear.
Rebecca Richman Member Since June 2006 Artist Statement Celebrating the unity of life.
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Fluid, viable relationships bring into focus the connection of one life to another, and the intricate ways in which we impact our planet and are impacted by it. I create images that reveal the inherent bond between life forms, humanity and our natural world.