Bear SculptureBill Reid Gallery
"Grizzlies were once found in southern regions, but are now very rare... Bear is one of the most prevalent figures in crest and shamanic art, as well as in myths. It is considered to be a close relation of humankind, perhaps because of physical characteristics...[a]s a close relation, the bear is a link between human and non-human animal realms, as well as between the secular natural realm and the...supernatural" (Shearar 2000: 19-20). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Hand-carved yellow cedar
Dimensions: 4 3/4" x 2" x 12"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)