She Wolves

The Loneliest Place

Getting Lost

Strange Readings

Really Large Numbers

Possumhaw Plant Electrics

Spiders and Insects

 

 


 

She Wolves

The inspiration for Julia Oldham’s newest body of work is the ages old mythical archetype - the Werewolf, or in Oldham’s case, the She-Wolf. The legend of the shape shifting Human/Wolf creature turns up in almost every culture on Earth, from Native America to Northern Europe. For Oldham, the She-Wolf holds particular fascination. “From Henry Beaugrand’s ‘The Werewolves’, to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the female werewolf in contemporary popular culture frequently serves as a visceral and physical manifestation of a ‘bad girl’: disruptive, hypersexual and homicidal and now firmly established in the 21st century imagination.”* As they dance, eat and play Oldham’s she-wolves struggle to find balance between their wild natural instincts and the accepted behaviors of human society. --Marta Hewett Gallery

*Hannah Priest, She-Wolf: A Cultural History of Female Werewolves.

Werewolf in the Wildflowers, Digital collage and drawing, 20x30, 2017


Werewolf in Winter, Digital collage and drawing, 20x30, 2017


Werewolf at Night, Digital collage and drawing, 20x30, 2017


Werewolf at Twilight, Digital collage and drawing, 20x30, 2017


Steak Fight in the Cattails, Ink drawing on clay board, 11x15, 2017


Moon Dance, Ink drawing on clay board, 11x15, 2017


Self Portrait During Full Moon, Ink drawing on clay board, 11x15, 2017


Ladies Luncheon, Ink drawing on clay board, 16x20, 2017


Full Moon, Ink drawing on clay board, 11x15, 2017


Portrait of the Artist, Ink drawing on clay board, 11x15, 2017


She Wolves at the Hot Springs, Ink drawing on clay board, 16x20, 2017


She Wolf Pot Luck, Ink drawing on clay board, 16x20, 2017


She Wolves Play Together to Practice Hunting Techniques, Ink drawing on clay board, 16x20, 2017


The Werewolf's Birthday, Ink drawing on clay board, 11x15, 2017


The Storyteller Weares the Crown, Ink drawing on clay board, 16x20, 2017