Among The Leaves - Cottontail Rabbit
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24" x 36", acrylic on board, 2005

According to Tsimshian legend, Raven, the Creator, went among the black bears of Princess Royal Island and created every tenth bear white as a reminder of the last ice age, a time when the land was covered with ice and snow. He decreed that these bears would live in peace and harmony forever. As a result of isolation and being undisturbed for thousands of years, the bears have no instinctive fear of people, offering humankind a unique insight into truly wild bears.