Location: Davis Bay
After discovering a very fine, high quality woodcellulose powder back in my home country Holland I was finally able to start creating my bear statues (clay is not an option for me). Soon after moving to Vancouver from Bragg Creek in 2014 we took up yoga and during a class I had the epiphany that bears do almost all yoga poses naturally: the starting point of my Yoga bears.
My aim has always been to make statues that make people smile and to hopefully create empathy through humour and kindness..
The bears are all hand sculpted and air dried, coated in a bronze enamel and finished with antique patina.
As with my paintings: bears continue to be my muse.