The two paintings posted here were inspired by peace. Each was created as a metaphorical Ambassador of Peace. During these times marked by political turmoil, corruption, racism, and violence, the wolf and the owl both bring peace. Although they are both fierce predators, go beyond that superficial judgment to find that they are majestic and beautiful creatures, iconic symbols of the natural world of North America.
But each animal has been threatened. They have been wiped out of some entire areas. We must work to protect them — the wolf, especially, as human efforts to reintroduce to them to the wild continue, weaving them back in.
The owl can fly and suddenly appear in unexpected places. Be so lucky to make eye contact with an owl, and it feels like something larger than life.
The blurred image may disturb focus, but it is a metaphor for finding peace in a chaotic world. Peace, that we must strive to protect.