Painting – Balancing Act (wolves, elk, us and all the rest)

A painting of an Elk and wolf paw, signifying the interrelationship of these animals.

“Balancing Act” (wolf, elk, us and all the rest) is a reflection on the important role that wolves play in ensuring ecological balance. In particular, it illustrates the connection between elk and wolves that transcends the predator/prey relationship, to honor how the health of both animals and their mutual interdependence is central to the stability of their local ecology. For further reading, the balance which wolves bring has been beautifully told in the book The Hidden Lives of Wolves.

For those interested in the topic, the website www.livingwithwolves.org monitors current science, legislation, public discussion and the effects of delisting the gray wolf.