This 10x24 painting is a tribute to Takaya Lone Wolf, who left his pack as a juvenile, ended up in Victoria, and then swam one and a half kilometres, through some of the strongest currents along the coast, to reach the Discovery and Chatham Islands. For 8 years, Takaya adapted to his marine environment, and his remarkable story was documented by Cheryl Alexander, an environmentalist and conservation photographer, who grew to deeply admire and love this wolf.
In 2019, the documentary Takaya Lone Wolf was released in three versions: on CBC The Nature of Things, BBC and Arte (French-German network), resulting in Takaya becoming the world's most iconic lone wolf.
Sadly, Takaya was legally shot and killed by a hunter. His legacy lives on via www.takayalonewolf.com, where you can sign Takaya’s Legacy petition to support a Moratorium on Wolf Hunting in BC. (Adapted from www.takayalonewolf.com)
Printed on 100% cotton rag archival art paper, it comes ready to be framed, hung and marvelled at. Long may Takaya's legacy live on.
Honestly Social supports Cathy Hammond, a local artist whose work is a meditation of colour and texture; a language of landscapes, creatures, and mysticism that invites viewers to experience a sense of awe and wonder. Pouring acrylics on canvas allows Cathy to create unique backgrounds that truly transcend our world. Once dried, she studies the piece, patiently waiting for a spark of inspiration, and then the transformation begins. From breathtaking landscapes to playful creatures, Cathy draws inspiration from her backyard in Sooke, British Columbia. Cathy's art inspired by nature welcomes you to nourish your heart and soul.
Words from the artist: "I was deeply moved by the Cheryl Alexander's documentary Takaya Lone Wolf, and I feel privileged to have personally delivered by original painting to her, so that it may be hung in her stunning home. Thank you, Cheryl, for your support, and your continued passion so that the world continues to be inspired by Takaya."