This three-piece work depicts a human and a wolf sitting outside a distant modern house. The memory is of the forging of their mutually beneficial relationship that continues today in the dogs we love and share our lives and homes with. As in many of Nancy Erickson's recent quilts, the wolf and human are marked with images that reference neolithic cave paintings. She explains: "In the mid 1990s, I worked on quilted pieces that showed bears in caverns or in rooms formerly occupied by humans and covered with cave drawings of early animals. The bears wander through these environments, teaching their cubs about history. In this quilt, the ancient history is imprinted on the wolf and woman, who move freely on the wall."
This work won "Best of Show" in the 2006 Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York.
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