Monday, 3 December 2012

Mosaic Monday 3 December – United Buddy Bears

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Without keeping any exact statistics, I dare say that the United States must be the nation where I have the most blogging buddies.

USA no doubt also has the most unmistakable Buddy Bear in the whole BB exhibition. I don’t think any further introduction of the inspiration for this bear is needed.

The name of the artist is Bill C. Ray. Looking him up, I find that he was born in Alaska, but lives in Berlin, Germany. You can see more of his work here.

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In the Buddy Bears exhibition, USA is surrounded by

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Uruguay (South America)

Uzbekistan (Central Asia)

Artist: Miu Mau
The Uzbek bear is a woman called Banu, which means "respectable woman" or "Grand Lady". She is a work of art and a lucky charm at the same time, because it's traditional in Uzbekistan that all the jewellery and works of art in a house also function as protective charms.”

I don’t think I know any bloggers from those countries, but as there are more bears than there are days in December, I thought I might include a couple of “extras” now and then…

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5 comments:

  1. The USA Bear is very clever I thought. Uruguay is obviously a footballer (possibly Jose Nasazzi) and presumably the Usbek is a take of of national dress (but why the figure on the tummu?). Curious.

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    1. 'The Uzbek bear is a woman called Banu, which means "respectable woman" or "Grand Lady". She is a work of art and a lucky charm at the same time, because it's traditional in Uzbekistan that all the jewellery and works of art in a house also function as protective charms' Read more about it here

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  2. i like the backside of the statue of liberty, he is very talented, it looks like the bear has a robe on. and you are right, no doubt about that one. the expression on the Asian bear looks a little mad to be standing next to the USA...

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  3. Gosh, a statue Of Liberty bear! But what better thing to represent our country!I can't wait to hear about that owl bear!

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  4. Bill C. Ray is very clever, isn't he?

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