Bear Dancer

Art Type
Original acrylic on white canvas
Original Painting
Size (in)
Canvas (H x W x D): 20 x 36 x ¾ in
Size (cm)
Canvas (H x W x D): 50 x 91 x 2 cm
Not Framed, please enquire
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Bear Dancer by First Nations Ojibwe artist Jackie Traverse – Original First Nations Woodland Art style painting presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts

Condition:   No condition noted.  Painting does not wrap around the edge of canvas, frame recommended. Please inquire if interested in purchasing frame service.

Description by Artist:     No description provided by artist …

Notes from DaVic Gallery:   The mother bear protects her cubs with ferocity.  She is also cunning and knowledgeable about the plants of the forest.  Like the mother bear, the Bear Clan is responsible for protecting their people.  It is said that people of the Bear Clan are short tempered and live on the outside of the village to ensure the safety of the gentler clans inside the village.  The bear clan are also the medicine people for they know the healing ways of the plants available to them.

Bear clan dancer weeps for she’s failed to protect her people as she’s meant to.  She fought ferociously to exhaustion and her children perished nonetheless…







Tags: First Nations Art collectors; First Nations Art; Indigenous Art; Native Art; Woodland Art

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ReferencesJackie TraverseNative Art In CanadaLegends: First People of America and Canada – Turtle Island