“Behind the Eyes of a Dog” Artist Series: Blends Images of the Dog & His Forebears

"I ask the viewer to experience each painting at a distance, and then, as they approach, discover the hundreds of elements which make up the piece. In so doing, the viewer develops a new awareness and admiration for the beauty and intelligence of the wolf. They should ponder evolution and the hundreds of breeds of … Continue reading “Behind the Eyes of a Dog” Artist Series: Blends Images of the Dog & His Forebears

Fringe Hunters: Living on the Edge of Morality

The death of ethics... Killing wild animals purely for sport is unethical and isn’t acceptable in this day & age. Yet, in the north woods of Wisconsin a few fringe hunters cling to sport-killing claiming it’s their heritage. Wisconsin’s Gray wolves are the only thing standing in the way of these fringe hunters. So every … Continue reading Fringe Hunters: Living on the Edge of Morality

Politicians have no Idea of the Gray Wolf’s Intrinsic Value to the Land…

... the party in power only values economic growth, and caters to special interests where the big money is concerned. In the featured photograph is a young gray wolf that was one of the last to die in Wisconsin's wolf hunts that took for three years from 2012 to 2014. This young Gray wolf was … Continue reading Politicians have no Idea of the Gray Wolf’s Intrinsic Value to the Land…

Wisconsin politicians are pushing for state management of wolves… 

If the people want the state to manage wolves then there must be full transparency of that process. Until then we must work to keep wolves listed on the Endangered Species Act.  The state has a law on the books that calls for a mandatory wolf hunt if they are delisted.  Wisconsin is the only … Continue reading Wisconsin politicians are pushing for state management of wolves… 

‘Behind the Eyes of a Dog’ by Artist – Diana J. Smith, 

   ​ The inspiration for this body of work comes from the way dogs looks at you with intense concentration as if trying to understand your words or thoughts. I am intrigued by the intelligence and extreme focus in their eyes and the depth of their concentration as well as their beautiful noses, detecting smells … Continue reading ‘Behind the Eyes of a Dog’ by Artist – Diana J. Smith,