"Both spectacular and meditative, 'Falling Back to Earth' presents a beautiful, thought-provoking vision of our relationship with the earth and with each other"
Head On (2006) is a striking and somewhat intimidating installation of 99 wolves leaping en masse into a glass wall. What was so fascinating in this installation space, was listening to people's dialogue and conversation about the piece; “Were they real wolves, taxidermied?”, “How were they suspended?” and an array of other comments. For me it was all of these questions that buzzed around my head as the wolves, but was is one wolf or a pack? The reality was that this installation is confronting. It is intimidating, even scary. But at the same time it evoked real life analogies. It was like the static film-like frames of each wolf was a memory or experience. The juxtaposition of the two installations took me on a roller-coaster of internal thoughts and emotions. This is what art is all about! Love it!
AUTHOR: Melissa Hoedel (Mel) IMAGES: courtesy of author