‘Luck in the Double Focus’ (2017) twists an anthropological text and seminal artwork by Joseph Beuys into the form of a Mobius-strip-cartoon. In I Like America and America Likes Me (1974) Beuys spent three days and nights with a wild coyote. Coyotes hold a mythic status in the USA, featuring in indigenous folklore, lending their name to illegal cross-border traffickers, and appearing in news reports for their opportunistic encroachment into human cities. A coyote identity is also borrowed by anthropologist Roy Wagner in his book ‘Coyote Anthropology’ (2010). Luck in the Double Focus overlays these two works. In doing so a third actor emerges: the crooked walking stick, brandished by Beuys and bitten by Coyote. In my own strip cartoon, Beuys and Coyote examine their species’ identities and their relationship to culture and language, whist Beuys falls increasingly in love with this stick – his bipedal tool, his human identity prop. It is thanks to the stick that lies in between (a bit like language itself) that Coyote can be held at bay, just long enough for the couple to discuss the universal dilemma surrounding our relationship to ourselves as human-animals.Produced as part of the AoOA exhibition Third House at Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland. Copies of the edition are available, please get in touch for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).