These Two Bear Statues are Entirely Covered in Wool and Red Roses

By: Katherine Pendrill - Aug 2, 2015
References: janicewrightcheney & fubiz.net
Canadian artist Janice Wright Cheney recently designed two beautiful bear sculptures that are entirely covered in red roses. The prominent artist often uses unusual textiles in her work to explore issues of domestic labor and themes in natural history. Her latest project uses wool to create two stunning rose-covered bears.

Each sculpture is designed in taxidermy form, which gives them a realistic animal shape. The structure of the sculptures is made from a combination of pins and wood. However, the most stunning aspect of the statues is the exterior decoration. The bear sculptures are covered in hundreds of wool roses that have been dyed various shades of red through the use of cochineal dye. While the sculptures are visually beautiful, they are meant to represent feelings of loss, grief and survival.