2018 Poster by Markus Pierson 2018-03-02T21:36:07+00:00

“TWO COYOTES LIGHT AS A FEATHER IN THE CRISP EVENING AIR, WE HAVE BUT ONE WISH: THAT TIME MIGHT SLOW AND ALLOW THIS WONDERFUL MOMENT TO LINGER. NOTHING MORE, JUST LET IT LINGER.”

 The Coyote Series, inspired by the Joni Mitchell song; COYOTE, was created by Michigan native Markus Pierson in the summer of 1986.

Normally philosophical, entrepreneurial or romantic in nature, the “Coyotes” are a metaphor for people. They are a symbol of your reckless or wild side – a symbol of pursuing your dreams, wearing your heart on your sleeve and celebrating all of life’s ups and downs.

Markus chose the Coyotes (vs. painting people) because they allow him a broader and deeper range of emotional expression, channeling the rugged individualism, fearlessness and solitude of the Coyote’s life.

I want the Coyotes to whisper in your ears wild, irresponsible notions about self-determination and destiny. I want them to grab people by the scruffs of their necks…to inspire them…to change their lives.

 They are like a velvet glove. I can hit you with a reality, even a harsh one, but the Coyotes themselves take the edge off the impact.

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