Dawn’s use of swirling colors representing the northern lights is a recognizable and recurrent theme throughout her work, as is her bold use of color and brilliant combinations. In “Full Moon” her snowy, bright images capture the essence of the North in winter, with wolves howling at the full moon.
The Wolf symbolizes direction and leadership; they are teachers and guides. Loving and loyal to family, they protect and guard the pack, but are also the embodiment of the wild spirit, signifying individual strength and courage.
The Moon is a powerful ally for the wolf; and they howl to the moon for guidance to overcome challenges and to reveal secrets and inner understanding. Learn to hear the inner voice within yourself, which, in silence, can be as clear as the wolf howling in the night.
About the Artist
Dawn Oman is a Métis artist born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Of Chippewyan and Welsh descent, she is a direct descendant of Chief Snuff of the Yellow Knives, one of the signers of the historic Treaty 8 with the Government of Canada.