Artwork by Victoria Gray

Spirit Bear

Spirit Bear

36" x 24" ©2011

In the midst of the temperate rain forests of the British Columbia coast, a rare white Kermode Bear, also known as Spirit Bear or Ghost Bear, exists--a symbol of harmony and peace to the native peoples of the region. The Spirit Bear is a rare black bear that has white fur caused by a recessive gene. It is estimated that there are less than 1,000 Spirit Bears in existence. I have tried to capture the ghostly appearance of the bear with the use of Angelina® and have incorporated a Haida-inspired design using the precise lines and contrasting colours of this native art. Discharge dyed, hand appliqué, tulle overlay, machine quilted.

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