This is my third piece on wood. I realized as I was creating it that it clearly depicts my mood of the last several months. Unlike most of my work of the last couple of years, this one isn’t even on earth never mind about nature. The jackal in the picture (although I’m thinking it may be an Ethiopian Wolf) looks more like a projection of the mind than an actual being. And the two moons? Maybe you can guess.
The my favorite part of creating this piece is when I had an epiphany that since I was working on wood, I could carve the craters. Although “carving” isn’t a “media” per se, I’m going to consider part of the mixed media which includes wood, gesso, gouache, pencil, ink, carving.
This is going to be my last large piece for the rest of 2015. I’ve like to put out a lot more work by the end of the year so will be switching back to paper and smaller pieces.