Red Cedar Wood embedded with Pewter, Turquoise, Ruby
18 x 17 x 15 in (45.72 x 43.18 x 38.10 cm)
Spalted Beech Bear
Spalted Beech Wood embedded with Pewter, Ruby, Fossilized Walrus Tusk, Martinite, and Stellarite
7 x 3.75 x 6.25 in (17.78 x 9.52 x 15.88 cm)
Hugs for All
Red Cedar Wood embedded with Pewter, Martinite, Stellarite, and Emerald
3.50 x 11.50 x 5 in (8.89 x 29.21 x 12.70 cm)
Sweet Medicine Bears
Originally these Bears were the inspiration formed through a vision of Martin Silverwolf, a contemporary mythmaker and artist.
“In the old days, if your vision involved the good of the community, it was described and enacted so that it would be remembered and passed on through oral tradition. I saw that essential art could do the same thing.”
- Martin Silverwolf
Every piece that is now carved by Jade Suchness is an original work of art, finished to the highest standards, creating an enduring beauty that will last for generations to come. Jamie carries on the tradition of bear carving as it has been passed down; it has always been a form through which to remember and honor the Grandfathers and Grandmothers. The bears are carved out of fallen wood only, so that no trees are harmed. The bears are considered as empowered with peace and healing properties. Its inner spirit will reflect back the respect, caring attention and appreciation that is lavished upon it. They are thought to fill any surroundings with beauty and harmony.
“Making each bear has always been a spiritual Journey for me. In giving Form(the bear) to Formlessness(the wood of the tree and the metal), to achieve a harmonious fusion of both traditional and modern Values, a compelling mood, of responsibility to the message of the piece, consistently draws the qualities of my attention, ever deeper into the moment at hand, until in final release, the piece is complete, harmonious, full of wonder and beauty, a golden influence in our modern lives” -- Jade Suchness June 2, 2017