Polar Bear in Camp
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: “Polar Bear in Camp” – This is perhaps most unusual work by Papiara Tukiki representing a savage and ominous story with temporal dimension in the space of this composition. There is a story to be told of this moment, how it started, what is about to happen and what will happen next and most likely how it will all end. Although the animals themselves and the actions are not represented as ferocious, the moment is very tense with 27 dogs surrounding and targeting to attack a polar bear that entered the hunting camp of at least three families. Unless the bear runs from this situation, it will not survive the attack most likely but not before ripping to pieces a few dogs first. There is no win in this confrontation as even if the bear dies, travelers will suffer the loss of dogs that are most important for their travel.