Don Kennell’s 13 ft x 16 ft Green Coyote was temporarily placed in the Railyard Park’s picnic circle. The piece is constructed of up-cycled automobile sheet metal and now lives at it’s permanent home outside Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return. Don’s inspiration for the piece stems from a string of high profile coyote killing contest in New Mexico to give the coyote a presence and create a dynamic, complex and public image of the animal. His intent was to bring attention to the broader environmental issues we face as a society. The highly adaptive coyote is a recurring icon and punchline in southwest art and mythology.
Don is a sculptor and self-taught clay artist working in Santa Fe. His work can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States.