I made this sculpture of a wolf head from ceramics, with sound recordings of humans at a tailgate field emitting from it. I wanted to make an analogy with humans getting drunk and playful and bonding, but also sounding lonely and desperate…like a wolf howling for its friends, or using its mournful sound for communication and to place itself in a context with other wolves. Why howl, if not for locating oneself within a community.
I wish these colors were going to turn out like this!
Sadly it is food colouring so I know where I’m painting/blending my glazes…but I may have to invent some bright colours for new work seeing this! Light will shine from their eyes, perhaps in a tribute to the Trojan Dog sculpture from my old stomping ground near Fairfield Station.