Artwork Featured in 2020 Art Show

The Adoption


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Utah Marble, Colorado Alabaster

9" x 13" x 11

Bears are one of the most well-known and widespread symbols of strength, hard work, and even great love in Native American Indian culture. Many tribes considered the "Great Spirit" to often take on the form of a bear. Some tribes even called the bear "mother”, and stories of mother bears adopting human children have been passed on through the generations. This stylized mother bear has taken on the care of 2 human children and they are nestled in behind her, sheltered from the harsh elements.