Lurking in the undergrowth, this bronze predator stalks the woodland amongst the leafy canopy and ivy-blanketed ground. Matthews has previously explored the form of the wolf using natural materials including sheep’s wool, peat, mud and cow dung in pieces such as her 1993 installation at Grizedale, North West England. As Wolf's bronze surface matures through its exposure to the elements it becomes naturalised in the Foundation’s open-air setting. Known for her insightful and developed relationship with animals, the artist states “their presence is always enlivening”. Remaining faithful to the true essence of the animal itself, Wolf's authoritative presence allows it to stand alone alongside other larger woodland sculptures. This mirrors Matthews’ later piece Sheep (2005), which stands on the opposite side of the path - also in seclusion from its own kind. These two animal figures have been removed from their natural settings and brought together. Both figures share a sense of vulnerable exposure, alone and open to the elements, united in contradiction to their traditional roles as natural enemies.