In our Bears painting we decided to honor one of the most symbolically charged images – that of the bear. The bear is a symbol of wisdom, strength and courage. It brings good luck, has healing powers, and is one of the most devoted protectors. A symbol of the home hearth and family traditions.
The bear is associated with strength, will, justice, family, ancestors, security and protection.
Perhaps the first best friend of many of us is the teddy bear. There are people who have probably kept this friendship to this day.
Why is our stuffed friend a bear and not a lion or a zebra? Animals that are much more attractive species for the children’s eyes? Because parents want to protect their children from all harm and they want to do it in the safest way. The bear is the safest way. It is the most selfless, powerful, and wise protector that anyone could wish for.
Times are changing, but the symbol of the bear remains deeply rooted in human consciousness and is not subject to time or oblivion. Perhaps, because the idea of the bear protector is an idea, we were all brought up with and grew up with. When a bear is calm, it gives us a motherly feeling of love.
At such a moment, our bears are also drawn in our Bears painting. A moment in which they enjoy the bees, the strawberries, and the raspberries. The blueberries and the blue sky. This is a moment to be cherished because it does not last forever. Like an angry mother, an angry bear is scarier than a herd of enraged Bison carrying a pack of white wolves on their backs, followed by a group of vipers. No one who has fought against an enraged (mother) bear has ever gotten out of the fight alive. That’s why it’s better to have the bear as your best friend rather than an enemy.