Jewel-Like Beauty, White Spirit Bear
Diane Williams Art

Jewel-Like Beauty, White Spirit Bear

42x42", original oil painting on canvas, $2600 available


A white Spirit bear travelling through the Great Bear Rainforest corridor, British Columbia. She is a cream-colored black bear.

"Raven made a pact with Black Bear. Black Bear agreed after he was given huge assurances from Raven, that he could live in peace and safety for all time, by letting one out of every ten Black Bears turn white. This was for a reminder for Raven of the misery of the great ice age of before. The White Bears to this day are still called Moksgm’ol, by the Kitasoo and T’simshian people." An ancient legend from http://bcspiritbear.com/spirit-bear-legends/ The Tsimshian Nation revere the white spirit bears as sacred.