Prints: Limited edition of 50
About The Artwork:
Introducing "La Loba," a hauntingly beautiful black and white illustration delves into the desert's mystique and the ancient tale of La Loba. The artwork's focal point is a striking portrayal of a wolf's skeletal remains scattered upon the desert floor. Rooted in folklore, this illustration captures the essence of La Loba, the desert woman who sings to bones, summoning them back to life.
The wolf, a symbol of wildness and intuition, holds deep cultural significance across various mythologies. The wolf is revered for its keen instincts, loyalty, and connection to the untamed aspects of nature. As the bones lay strewn across the desert, they echo the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, inviting contemplation on the interconnectedness of all living things.
Bones, in many cultures, carry multifaceted symbolism. They are not merely remnants of the past but vessels of wisdom, strength, and ancestral knowledge. In "La Loba," the bones testify to the transformative power of storytelling and the resurrection of forgotten truths.
When all the symbolism converges in "La Loba," viewers are invited to explore the profound connections between life, death, and the cyclical nature of existence. Once perceived as remnants, the scattered bones emerge as conduits of a deeper, primal energy. La Loba's song becomes a metaphor for the storytelling traditions that rejuvenate and preserve the wisdom of the ages. This poignant artwork challenges us to embrace the transient beauty of life, acknowledging the transformative power inherent in our stories and the bones that carry them through time.
"The sole work of La Loba is the collecting of bones. She collects and preserves especially that which is in danger of being lost to the world." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves
5 x 7 inches (portrait)
7 x 5 inches (landscape)
Mat Board Size:
- Original Artwork: Mat board will fit an 11 x 14 inch frame.
- Limited Edition Print: Mat board will fit an 8 x 10 inch frame.
- Both limited edition prints & original artwork are protected by a double layered, high quality, acid-free Crescent® brand mat board (4-ply, approximately .050 inch thick, with a beveled cut window opening). The mat board has a white top layer with a visible black layer underneath. For added protection artwork gets shipped with a standard white backing board, enclosed in a clear protective bag. Frame shown in product images not included.
- Original Artwork: Pigment archival ink on cold press acid free 300gsm paper.
- Limited Edition Print: Superior quality digital print on 100% fine art cotton, acid free paper.
- Original Artwork: Signed, dated & certificate of authenticity included.
- Limited Edition Print: Signed, dated, edition number & certificate of authenticity included.