“A Wolf left his lair one evening in fine spirits and with an excellent appetite. As he ran, the setting sun cast his shadow far out on the ground, and it looked as if the wolf were a hundred times bigger than he really was.
“Why,” exclaimed the Wolf proudly, “see how big I am! Fancy me running away from a puny Lion! I’ll show him who is fit to be king, he or I.”
Just then, an immense shadow blotted him out entirely, and the next instant a Lion struck him down with a single blow.”
A project that started off as a sketch for an Aesop’s fable and morphed into its own distinct interpretation. This is my personal take on the tale “The Wolf and His Shadow”. I wanted to let the trees tell the story in both the shadows on them and in their very appearance.
“The Wolf and His Shadow”
14”x18″, Oil on Wood.