“Mathew Reed’s series of works reflects on the long history of man and his deep spiritual bond with a companion animal. He touches on various religions and cultures as he expresses a spiritual connection with the protective otherworldly silhouette of a wolf. His centre piece work, Spiritual Quest, was heavily influenced by the traditions of native tribes in North America who would embark on vision quests to discover their place in their tribe. On these quests, the child would have a dream where their spirit guardian would come to them in the form of an animal. Mathew touches on this tradition while adding his own flavour, looking inside himself, walking one way with his guardian while considering the branching path leading in another direction.”

Apart of Animal Logic, a Newcastle exhibition. 10% of the sale of any of the original works gets donated to Blackbutt Nature Reserve to assist in their eucalyptus plantations to create a better habitat for their Koalas. July 1st – July 24th. Anyone interested in purchasing an original, let me know.

Charcoal and gesso on canvas
Approx. 46×65cm


black, shadow, charcoal, newcastle, wolf, minding animals conference


  • John Douglas
    John Douglasabout 5 years ago

    beautiful work, and best of luck with the show I hope it raises a lot towards the nature reserve.

  • Same here :] I’ve already bought a work, and another work has sold. Hopefully when I turn up this afternoon to prepare for the opening there will be a few more red stickers.

    – Mathew Reed

  • ellejayerose
    ellejayeroseabout 5 years ago

    the big black dog eh… love this metaphor

  • Yeah, he’s been used quite a bit in my work lately.

    – Mathew Reed

  • Kym Smitt
    Kym Smittabout 5 years ago

    I’m still dying to see an exhibition in or around Gold Coast or Brisbane mate. Such great work Matt

  • I’ll get there one day ;P And thanks for the compliment :]

    – Mathew Reed

  • TBall
    TBallabout 5 years ago

    power image – it would go extremely well together with my poem- Black mongrel dog- check it out

  • ZazaLogik
    ZazaLogikabout 5 years ago

    Superb work.

  • Jono83
    Jono83over 4 years ago

    Incredibly emotive!

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