Deborah Oropallo, 1993

The Wolf
oil on canvas
218.4 x 162.5 cm
Collection of Anne Marie MacDonald. Courtesy Stephen Wirtz Gallery
© 1993 Deborah Oropallo


Oropallo finds children's fairy tales a treasure trove of cultural paradigms and popular philosophy that can have contemporary relevance. A Victorian greeting card picturing a traditional "Little Red Riding Hood" suggested to the artist a number of associations related to current issues, including changing female roles and the controversy over endangered species.