Bear (Mukwa) is an important clan figure to many of the First Peoples across North America. Among all the four-leggeds, Bear is often said to possess the most human-like qualities, having much to teach us about life and ourselves, such as patience waiting for his prey. Bear also has attributes that point toward the transcendent; such as Bear’s preference for honey that some believe represents a yearning for the sweetness of truth. We too, can find truth buried deep in the Tree of Life, where risk (bees!) sometimes also awaits. Bear’s winter retreat into the den bespeaks of the importance of introspection in our lives, reminding us to go into our own silent places to reflect and be reborn into a new season of life.
Fits Standard 11 x 14 Frame