This is my most recent painted cow skull, entitled ‘Sky Bear’.
In many native cultures the bear is among the most sacred of animals. Not only are bear strong and powerful, but they are gentle mothers and thoughtful souls.
The Great Bear is not only sacred to Native Americans, but to all of mankind. That respect is represented in the naming of the constellation Ursa Major – the Great Bear. You can find the Sky Bear by first searching for the Big Dipper (in North America). Continue reading