Handcrafted by Barney McLeod, Ojibway Nation.
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Beaver Stone Sculpture by Barney McLeod, Ojibway Nation,
Beaver- Helpful, Generous & Industrious
Beaver symbolizes good work ethic and determination, with a strong sense of family values. The Beaver has a great understanding of nature and working in harmony with his surroundings, he is very industrious working towards goals and gaining a sense of achievement.
Barney McLeod is an Ojibway Stone carver, born and raised in a small town in Northern Ontario (Matachewan).He first learned carving by watching his maternal grandfather.in later years he put this knowledge to practical use carving wood to restore fine antiques while living in Toronto.
Barney began carving stone at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, and later, participated in the Earth Spirit Festival which brought together visual and performing artists from the Japanese, Inuit and Native cultures. Barney has done exhibitions in Texas and Florida, and continues to teach in various schools throughout the lower mainland.
Barney has personal experience with the Bear in nature, and stays true to his culture roots by honoring the Bear as the primary subject of his carvings. In this way he continues to educate and inform people of the diminishing Bear population. For Barney, the bear will live forever.
|Dimensions||6 × 1.5 × 1.5 in|
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