SPIRIT BEAR

Acrylic, 2015

The Spirit Bear (Kermode Bear) is a very rare species of bear found in British Columbia, Canada. This bear is a rare subspecies of the American black bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Columbia, Canada. It is the official provincial mammal of my home province British Columbia. The Spirit Bear can be recognized by it's creamy white fur coat. The Spirit Bear was a legend
of the Gitga’at and Kitasoo Native Peoples that would come to live in the Great Bear Rainforest.