Dark Purple Glass BearTony Jojola
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Internationally celebrated, Tony is one of only a few Native glass artists, and one of even fewer who uses the hot-blown glass technique exclusively.
He attended prestigious art schools and worked with the great glass artist Dale Chihuly, but Tony’s work always refers to his Pueblo roots.
Bears are a favorite subject. They are guardian animals, hunting fetishes, and protector figures.
Their power, intelligence, and survival skills have made them major totems for almost all tribes.
This medium-sized bear – a cub? – is a handsome, dark purple-hued fellow.
When light is behind it, the bear truly comes to life, the color dancing around in intensity and even showing transparency in some areas.
His fluid shape is abstract, but the pointy muzzle and little ears, as well as the gracefully massive bulk, are definitely bear-like.
Luminously beautiful, by a recognized master, and very accessible, this beautiful bear will delight your eye and protect your home.