Daughter of the late Mary Frances Herrera, one of the early storyteller creators of Cochiti Pueblo, Dorothy continues her mother’s legacy of appealing figures.
This delightful bear group is a charming example of her expertise.
Mama Bear must be making (catching?) dinner, judging by the happy anticipation on the baby bears’ faces – and Papa Bear is licking his chops already.
The overalls are an amusing touch, and the amiable animation of the figures also makes you smile.
Bears symbolize protection, strength and survival, so there is a lot of meaning beneath the humor, too.