Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Ones I Made Earlier: Zuni Bears
Then I went shopping in my home town of Exeter and to my surprise found this little chappie in a jeweller's. He was the same shape as the bear I'd seen earlier and although he wasn't made of turquoise I thought he was beautiful all the same and an acceptable alternative to the object of my desire. I've found out the design for this bear originates from the Zuni Native American tribe and symbolises healing, introspection and other deeply meaningful things.
But maybe I'm an airhead and didn't appreciate the spiritual significance. What I loved was his curvaceous shape. Since then he's been an inspiration for a few pieces that I' ve made myself and I'm sharing my favourites below.