Reality is wrong. Dreams are for Real. _____________________________________
| "We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself." | ~ Farley Mowat, Never Cry Wolf
_________________________ Charcoal on Paper #TB2013
____________________________ . |"There's gon' be some stuff you gon' see that's gon' make it hard to smile in the future.
But through whatever you see, through all the rain and the pain, you gotta keep your sense of humor.
You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit.
Remember that. " | ― Tupac Amaru Shakur _____________________________
| "For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack. . Now this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky......" | ~ Rudyard Kipling ______________________________
Just Chillin', cool as a cucumber ______________________________ | Pup when thy whiskers are grown; Remember the wolf is a hunter, go out and get food of thy own. | ~ Law of the Jungle; Rudyard Kipling ______________________________
The West is where we belong, the wolves and I, and my old friends now dead. May we meet again on the Other side. ~ Blue Horse, Lakota Warrior
______________________________ | "So long as the wolves live, so shall he live; and when they die, he too will die..." | ~ Sungmanitu Olowan; The Indians Book. Natalie Curtis. ______________________________
| "For a long time, wolves were seen but not looked at. Grown scarce, they made themselves elusive, and their actions were interpreted more than observed. Recently, though, they have begun to emerge from their night."| ~ Paul-Emile Victor, L'Empire des Loups.
| "Has two meanings. One environmental, the other symbolic. This drawing was inspired and done after the verdict for the Trayvon Martin case was handed down and Zimmerman acquitted. As a young coloured male, I've experienced profiling to the extent that Martin had been profiled at the beginning of 2013, and throughout my life, the only difference was my pursuer did not have a gun at those times. Trayvon Martin could have just as easily been me, that case shook me to the core.
This picture duely represents the struggle that young men of colour experience in society, particularly the youth, and how we are targeted and labelled suspects when we're innocent. It parallels the plight of the wolf in America, persecuted by hunters and farmers due to cultural prejudice and fairytale myths perpetuating fear and hatred. Wolves are seen as the bad guy and hunted with fear and hatred in western culture, whereas in native cultures they are spiritual brothers and revered.
In this picture, a young wolf dodges the bullets in order to merely grow up. I see this wolf as a kindred spirit, especially as a young male of colour who has been a victim of profiling and prejudice myself."| ~ Lobo Reincarnated
Persecuted. "Keep an eye out for the Devils 'coz they itchin' to get you"
|"There was not a stockman on the Currumpaw who would not readily have given the value of many steers for the scalp of any one of Lobo's band, but they seemed to possess charmed lives, and defied all manner of devices to kill them. They scorned all hunters, derided all poisons, and continued, for at least five years, to exact their tribute...."|
|"I have often thought: "Isn't it a pity the old boy can't change his ways so as to be more tolerated by man? But, on the other hand, if he did so, he just would not be a wolf."| ~Stanley Paul Young. The Wolf in North American History.
My Only Wish to Rise. ______________________________
| "Visions of Martin Luther staring at me; if I see it how he seen it, that would make my parents happy. Sorry Mama, I can't turn the other cheek; They wanna knock me off the edge like a fucking widows peak. And she always told me pray for the weak, Them demons got me, I ain't prayed in some weeks....." | ~ HiiiPower, Kendrick Lamar
|"Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned Only after the last fish has been caught Only then will you realise that money cannot be eaten"| ~ Cree Indian Prophecy
Reference to the Idaho Wolf and Coyote Hunting derby held in 2013, done the night before.