THE COMFORT OF COMMUNITY

Artists:
CHARINE DOWDELL, LAURA MCCRARY and KAITLYN MORRIS, UWG Art Majors

The painting depicted on the wolf illustrates a patchwork quilt being laid over a lifelike wolf by four UWG students of different ethnicities. The quilt is comprised of 18 patches representing different avenues holding a community together.  For example, positive hobbies such as fishing, an apple pie representing family, and a peach representing Georgia agriculture.

Because UWG is the third most vital source of employment for the community, as well as a major draw from students outside communities seeking higher education, it is important to draw a connection between this mascot and the community.  The community is thriving and growing because of the positive influence UWG offers.  As a result , the wolf will be the central figure draped in the quilt, which in itself is a symbol of traditional values and community.