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Where Wolf OR7: A Remembrance
Stop Motion Animation
Duration 3:21

This stop-motion animation was created with multi-media drawing and cut and folded paper. It is part of the Where-Wolves series which was inspired by the lore of the were-wolf with a play on the name to reference “place” and ideas of exploration, migration, isolation, extinction, instinct and loneliness. The were-wolf story is a literal representation of human/animal coexistence and my work explores the combinations of wolf and human anatomy. This series has developed into work about Oregon wolves that have been poached or have otherwise died by illegal or suspicious means. The Oregon wolf OR7 was the original inspiration for this series, wildlife biologists believe 11-year-old OR7 died last year. In an attack on science and wildlife Grey wolves were stripped of Endangered Species Act protections in the lower 48 states in October 2020. The science and research supporting coexistence with apex predators such as grey wolves inform this series with the hope that improved and more effective equipment and techniques will be developed.