Mother Wolf – Harvest Moon

Mother Wolf – Harvest Moon, Maynard Johnny Jr., Acrylic on birch, 2013, 101.6 cm x 76.2 cm x 5.08 cm

What do you see?

How many different animals or images can you see?

What is the artist trying to tell us about the relationship between these creatures?

Why did the artist choose these colours?

Notice Mother Wolf’s eye. What is happening here? Is there another animal there or are we “looking in”?

Wolves typically have sharp teeth like dogs. Why are this wolf’s teeth squared?

Is there movement in this picture?

What is a ‘harvest moon’?

How does this make you feel?