Wolf Wisdom

Wolf Wisdom

Acrylic on canvas

24″ x 24″ x 1″

Artist's Comments

I was recently reminded of the Legend of Two Wolves and I knew I had to paint it. Here is one of the many versions of the legend. An elder says to his grandson, “A terrible fight is going on inside of me. It’s a fight between two wolves: the fear wolf and the courage wolf. The fear wolf is evil. He is full of anger, lies, guilt, and resentment. The other wolf is good. He is full of joy, peace, love, and hope.” The elder looks at his grandson. “The same fight is going on inside of you.” After reflecting upon his elder’s words, the boy asks, “Grandfather, which wolf will win?” The wise elder replies, “The one you feed.”