This Bear Cedar Panel is sandblasted and painted by Native American artist Trevor Hunt from the Kwakiutl or Kwakwaka'wakw Nation. It has been carved from yellow cedar and features turquoise, red, grey, and black acrylic paint, and the sides have been painted in a dark teal.
The Bear Symbol represents strength, family, vitality courage and health. The bear is thoughtful and independent, with little need for fellowship. The bear is also self-contained and strong-willed in nature. A Bear is of great support and comfort to those who crave human company simply for personal reassurance rather than for the simple pleasure of being with friends. He makes lonely periods of life far easier.
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The panel measures about 14 inches or 35 1/2 centimeters square, and nearly 2 inches or about 5 centimeters thick.