… or the other way round.
Artist: Peter Hoffman
“I have covered my bear with typical New Zealand motives, mainly flora and fauna.”
(Same artist but not the same bear as on the BB homepage.)
Artist: Marjan Kekec-Ogradni
“Our unique globe is composed by the four elements air, water, fire and earth. The increasing exploitation of our nature and the growing number of wars is an immense threat for our planet. If we want the earth to continue to be worth living on, we have to act quickly, as it's already five to twelve. Representing this apocalypse is Death on the front of my bear.”
Artist: Valeriu Kurtu
“Moldova's bear tells several satiric stories which happened during the last twenty years.
Moldova is a green land, which explains the bear's colouring. In my opinion Moldova has the best red wine; a famous traveller once called it "small Switzerland".
Moldova is a small country. This is why I put it in the centre of a world map. At the same time I would like to convey the beauty of this country to the viewer, by way of the employed colours and the architectural motifs.”