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Spirits Among the Mountains and more art by Leon Bearhat

Spirits Among the Mountains, 2021
16 x 10 x 7 inch (h x w x d)
Acrylic on stone

The rock base is the foundation of the piece which represents the mountains. Which the Treaty 7 First Nations people have lived and survived for thousands of years. The art piece consists of 3 symbols. The Sun, The sun that gives life to all  living creatures and nature to sustain life on Mother Earth.The Bear Claw represents the Grizzly Bear that habitats throughout the Rocky Mountains, a protector, a shield, Wisdom, and strength. The First Nations can attribute to. Lightning bolts representing great amounts of energy and power, Bear claws climbing their way up the lines, shapes forming paths we travel throughout our lives. The Hardships the love hurt the nurturing, and most of all a sense of belonging. 

LEON BEARHAT
Blackfoot, Siksika

Leon Bearhat is a member of Siksika Nation, Alberta and was born and raised in Calgary. He has been an artist since he first picked up a pencil in kindergarten. He is now 51 years old and grew up learning about his Blackfoot heritage and culture, giving him a better understanding and knowledge of storytelling through his art. He’s had a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth - the famous Calgary Stampede. He enjoys meeting people from all backgrounds and walks of life to tell his stories through art. His favourite part of his artistic passion is seeing the pleasure and the reactions of people interested in his work, and knowing that his pieces are scattered throughout the globe. He looks forward to meeting more people along his path in the art world that he loves so much.  



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