"I made this painting for a now-defunct British magazine that chronicled urban mythology, tall tales and scientific concepts that reside, somewhat outside of the mainstream. This article cataloged a surprising number of confirmed cases of children being raised by animals in the wild. I started thinking about the image through the kids’ perspective, and came up with the theme of someone with a major identity crisis. I figured if I had been breast fed by a coyote, I would have grown up pretty confused. Self-sufficient and comfortable in worlds both wild and hairless, our hero meets some strange part of himself in the woods and must decide weather to dance or dine. Also, I was thinking a lot about Truffaut's L'Enfant Sauvage, which accounts for the dreamy, storybook feel."