THE GRIZZLY BEAR IS COMING BACK TO COLORADO

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URSA RAVUS (GRIZZLY BEAR)

OUR WINTER AND SPRING PROJECT OF 2019 IS THIS BEAR COMMISSIONED BY JUDITH AND STEVEN GLUCKSTERN WHICH WILL BE PLACED PUBLICLY IN TELLURIDE, COLORADO. THE GLUCKSTERN’S ACQUIRED OUR FIRST PENNY BEAR, URSA MAJOR IN 2016 AND BROUGHT IT TO SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. THEY KINDLY LEANT URSA MAJOR TO THE SMITHSONIAN: BURNING MAN- NO SPECTATORS EVENT IN WASHINGTON, DC FOR 9 MONTHS IN 2018. URSA RAVUS IS THE RIGHT HANDED SISTER TO URSA MAJOR AND WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT IT HELPS CONTINUE OUR ARTISTIC GROWTH.

URSA RAVUS WILL STAND 14 FEET TALL AND WE EXPECT IT WILL BE COVERED IN OVER 175,000 PENNIES. IT’S FRAME IS STEEL TUBING ATTACHED TO STEEL BASE. THE BODY IS HAND CARVED STYROFOAM. THE PENNIES ARE EMBEDDED INTO COLORED CONCRETE.