• Image of Spring Bear - 11 x 14 inch Archival Inkjet Inkjet Print (Giclée).

This is an image inspired by the poem "Spring" by Mary Oliver (see below). A black bear wakes from her hibernation and welcomes spring. It's a limited edition, 11 x 14 inch high quality, archival, inkjet print (giclee) made from the original watercolor. Printed with pigmented, archival inks, on a white Hahnemule cotton rag, matte fine art paper. -

-Signed and stamped with artist's chop mark.

-11 x 14 inches
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Somewhere
a black bear
has just risen from sleep
and is staring
down the mountain.
All night
in the brisk and shallow restlessness
of early spring

I think of her,
her four black fists
flicking the gravel,
her tongue
like a red fire
touching the grass,
the cold water.
There is only one question:
how to love this world.
I think of her
rising
like a black and leafy ledge
to sharpen her claws against
the silence
of the trees.
Whatever else
my life is
with its poems
and its music
and its glass cities,
it is also this dazzling darkness
coming
down the mountain,
breathing and tasting;
all day I think of her—
her white teeth,
her wordlessness,
her perfect love.

~Mary Oliver

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