L'Enfant-Loup (detail) by carles
It happened a few years ago, as we were hicking in the Alpes, my daugher and I, hoping to spot wild animals. She was only 6 at the time, but already patient and cautious enough to follow me and silently approach the ibexes or chamois we often met on our way during such hikes. But this time things were different: it was a couple of wolves we met. We observed them for more than an hour, and with patience and luck, we finally managed to come within 60 feet of them, for a very short time. And my little daughter was amazed to see with her own eyes, in the wild, the wolves she had been hearing of in so many fairy tales. She is living far away from me now, but this portrait of her as a wolf-child is here to help me remember this magical moment we shared. --- Prints, Tee-shirts and totes available at www.ellenmilliongraphics.com. --- More art from Pierre Carles at www.pierrecarles.com.