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Bear on Bear by bear48 Bear on Bear by bear48
Bear on Bear

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I grew in the freaking middle of the psychedelic movement in art. To say the least it has colored my world.

A coworker asked me to do “real Bear” art for him to hang in his living room. He wanted something that spoke to me and said something about how I see me and how I see the world.

The bear figure is taken from a figure commonly carved by the indigenous peoples of West Coastal Canada and Coastal Alaska. The colors and background are me, pure me.

One of the happiest times of my life were the, oh too brief, times I spent out in British Columbia. The bear rides down the river banging his drum and joyful participating in the music that Gaia plays around us.

While deeply influenced by the psychedelic movement, the background also reflects the work I have been doing with complex spirals.
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I grew up between the hippie years & disco. I liked the "hippie" art, discovered Peter Max, Roger Dean not long after that...at some point realized that the hippie art I like so much was 90% art nouveau...& in the last 4-5 years, discovered I really like art nouveau work that came out of Austria (Vienne Secession). It's been the recent influence I can't shake...& not entirely sure I want to :)

 

Keep up the psychedelia...you don't see much of it any more.

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bear48 Aug 17, 2013  Professional
thank you very much
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Brunn-Bear Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great! The blended bright colors on the bear looks fantastic! Plus, BEARS! :D
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bear48 Sep 28, 2012  Professional
:rofl: that's me
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bear48 Aug 13, 2012  Professional
it was fun
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retransmission Aug 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Love the yellow color!
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bear48 Aug 5, 2012  Professional
thank you
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Seventhknight Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Niiiiice! :D
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bear48 Aug 2, 2012  Professional
:rofl: surfing bear on the river ;)
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