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Robert Bateman (Prints)

Spirit Bear (Print)

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Original Lithograph; Edition Size 290
10" x 25" / 25.40cm x 63.50cm
Unframed (US Dollar): $495.00

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“The spirit bear, with its white or creamy golden coat, is a subspecies of the black bear. According
to native Tsimshian legend, the mythological raven created the spirit bear as a living reminder
of the glaciers that once covered the ancient homelands. The present day land of the bear is the
picture of northwestern paradise. Towering forests of cedar, spruce and hemlock rise above
deep turquoise fjords with plunging waterfalls. Serene rivers wind through flowering meadows.
These waters teem with salmon in spawning season.

The spirit bear, sometimes known as the kermode bear, is found mainly in the area of Princess
Royal Island on the coast of British Columbia. It is hoped that this wilderness will remain
untouched by any human development. Anyone fortunate enough to visit this piece of paradise
will feel the deep sense of spirituality connecting us with the roots of creation. I have been there
once. And if I never return, it is good to know that it will continue in its purity and perfection.”