Owl, Wolves, and Turtles is part of a large body of paintings that use rare and distinct fauna as actors in allegories about optimism, perseverance, and hope in the face of a confusing world and the predators of late-stage capitalism. This series was started in the Winter of 2021 when our entire household was stuck at home because of COVID, but this was started and finished in December of 2022.
This was drawn with Micron technical pens and Faber Castell brush markers on a sheet of 18″ x 24″ watercolor paper. Acrylics were then used to layer color over the drawing until it was richly colored in a way that couldn’t be replicated digitally. I developed this process over the last twenty years, where I learned that thin layers of color create a much more vibrant “glow” than a single thinker layer of paint.
I was thinking of the infamous “Three Moon Wolves” t-shirt and trying to skirt the line between cheesy and serious. The comments on the Amazon page are epic; please check them out if you have a moment.
This is a giant jpeg with over 14,000 x 10,000 pixels resolution. It can be blown up and projected to a gigantic size or printed at 48″ x 36″.
This is a limited edition NFT; I will sell no more than 20 of them.