Howl from Your Heart
The Wolfkop Howling Wolf is a collaboration between Conceptual Artist Nix Davies and Entrepreneur Free Spirited Traveller Werner Rontgen. The Howling Wolf has been created in the exact same context as the philosophy it holds. It started with giant steps into the unknown from both parties, much enthusiasm and trust of a small idea that grew into a majestic wonder of ‘How the hell did we get here?’
The structure is made of Port Jackson (an Alien Species invading the farms in the area), tarred twine (usually used for thatching) and rope. Different sizes of Port Jackson poles were sourced from different farms. The structure was created one crooked stick at a time, much like the lines of a drawing. Each stick was chosen to suit its place in the sculpture, with some bending in the right areas and others being perfectly straight for their chosen space. It was originally planned to simply be a gate that people would enter, however, has turned into a large-scale landscape artwork. This is a direct reflection of two people who believe in unlimited possibilities and the purpose of life being choosing the freedom to spend our days doing what we love.
The viewer enters the sculpture through the shape of a heart into the inner atrium of the wolf’s head. The heart represents both the space where the body is connected to the head and the decision to listen and adhere to ones inner voice. Above the viewer in the head is the symbol of infinity, resembling not only the logo of Wolfkop but also the choice to explore the exponential freedom of our minds. The viewer walks out the mouth of the sculpture over a staircase; the tongue of the wolf becoming their own authentic HOWL.
The viewer always has a choice to interact with their environment; this is consistent with all of Nix’s large-scale collaborations. The emphasis being on the fact that the more one interacts with their environment from a point of personal truth, the more one receives through the experience, interactions and memories that create a powerful, unique and exceptional life.