Bear Witness

Georgia Donovan's avatar Georgia Donovan

"Bear Witness" is made of cut paper, folded with an offset symmetry. Bears, Bees that turn into the Big Dipper… (Great Bear / Ursa major), Sturgeon & Trout in the river… that time when things are connected. It will be about 3.5 x 5' and hung with some looseness to create a bit of depth and show its paper-ness. I plan to make this larger version with a cream paper over a painted background. So imagine the first one floating over the colors of the second view. Plexi or glass in a simple frame. The third photo is just an example with a more 3D effect. Folded and cut paper is an old and accessible tradition that depends upon connections. Analogies with ecosystems abound, as well as visual awareness of fragilities and positive & negatives. Most of my art is nature-themed, and this one has a northern, Michigan setting. I'll probably have some simple projects on hand for kids to try.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: cut paper
  • Width: 5'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 3 1/2'