This sculpture is directly influenced by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, who wrote Women Who Run With the Wolves. In one of the many stories she tells, La Loba is my favorite. It’s about an Old Crone who carefully chooses the right song to sing over the ‘criatura’, or bones. The bones are symbolic of all we have buried deep within us. As she sings she breathes life into bones, until fur appears, a bushy tail, then ears, then nose and eyes, until a wolf leaps up and runs into the wild. In each of us lies a pile of bones in need of a good song to reawaken our spirits and move us forward.