This is my little tribute to one of my personal favorite heroes ever.
A little while back, a friend of mine was telling a story that he had heard from another friend of his about the wonderful Kawadelakala- the first wolf who shed his skin and became the first of the Kingcome Inlet people.
Now, after he finished telling that story, I began to bombard him with multiple questions and inquiries. Amongst whatever character descriptions and the sort he could provide, I also asked if there were any variations/similar stories. He told me a few, and right when he was getting annoyed with me (or at least I can assume so because I *was* very annoying), his father smacked him upside the head and told him to hush and answer my questions because ďÖcanít you see she plans on drawing something?Ē
Anyhow, I am also a big fan of Francis Dick and her work, and lately I was dabbling in it again and figured that it must be some sort of sign. So I thought it was time I drew something that reflected the story of Kawadelkala. I know this isnít accurate to *his* specific story (as when told to me, he was the first wolf and man, and so no women yet) but I did hear some variations and some other stories and letís just say I pieced together a scenario from it all:
A man, transforming from a white wolf on a cold night, and a woman who witnesses his transformation.
Of course, he draws upon the power of the Dog Star to help him in his transformation.
And that is all I have to say.
Acrylic paint and gouache on white Canson paper.