No need for a heater when you can bask in the warmth of the golds and yellows of this radiant glass bear.
One of the few Native glass artists, and one of the even fewer who make only hot-blown glass pieces, Tony Jojola has an international reputation and training, but always creates pieces that reflect his Pueblo roots. Bears are revered by almost all tribes for their power, intelligence, hunting skills, and protection qualities. This fluidly abstracted bear adds another dimension: glowing beauty.
A base of clear glass was formed by blowing molten glass through a rod; the tawny “jimmies” were added while the glass was still hot, on the rod. The result is a wonderful golden-brown bear that changes depending on the light. The piece is hardly realistic, but the essence of massive bulk and strength is evident, along with the touchable smooth surface and “furry” look of the spots of color.
A unique medium for Native art; a unique blend of tradition and remarkable beauty, created by a modern master.