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through their eyes

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears, Wild Things on August 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm

original watercolor aceo 2.5 x 3.5 8/2012

The Inuit consider that all creatures have souls which do not perish with the body. When one must be killed in order to provide food or clothing an honoring must take place to assure that the animal soul is propitiated. The animal will then allow its body to be killed in the future. Beautiful respect.

 

gyp

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on October 4, 2011 at 2:08 pm

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c10/2011

The Ket, a tribe of central Siberia, regarded the bear as their ancestor. They prayed to the spirit of the bear and referred to the bear as gyp, “grandfather.”

 

bear prayer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on July 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5

Within the Inuit Indian tribes the Great Spirit controlled the caribou and took the form of a huge, white bear. It was the Inuit  conjurer who had the power to influence that spirit to send deer to the Inuit when they were starving.

This is my first painting since moving. It was a difficult move and I still don’t have my studio organized much less….my life. But all is well and little by little things get organized. Love my studio.  I have ‘packed’ a big house into a very small space. The dogs and I are having personal space issues. Buddha especially seems to lie in the middle of all the narrow walk ways. He has a deck in the trees, but he is still confused by the transition. Maus has taken refuge on my bed. Oh well. More to come with photos. Just found my camera.

Three of the studio walls are windows and surrounded by giant cedars. When it snows this winter I will be seeing only snow on the cedars out my windows. I’m looking forward to being settled and painting more.

nanook

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on May 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

original watercolor aceo 2.5 x 3.5 c5/2011

‘Cikug’ is the Inuit name meaning ice. An appropriate name for our hero….a highly decorated soldier in the polar army.

nanook

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Ice Bears on February 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

original watercolor aceo 3.5 x 2.5 c2/2011

Inuit belief says that the spirit of the bear…. the “flying bear” could take the shaman to the moon, or deep into the sea, to seek help for his people.