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    Sensing Knowledge


    Cree artist Garnet Tobacco has created this large painting of a brown bear (not a grizzly), entitled “Sensing Knowledge.” Garnet related that this represents more than the very practical sensing activity of bears, which rely more on their sense of smell than their eyesight to locate themselves in the world, to protect themselves, to seek food, to care for their young. Here the bear is emerging from a hollow, or perhaps even its den, and using its senses to ensure that it is safe to move forward. But at a more abstract level, Garnet is portraying the larger search for knowledge that the bear must have, knowledge of its environment, of its place in it, in order to survive. Garnet sees a direct parallel with the seeking for knowledge that humans must do, as he does himself on a daily basis, to create and sustain a truly liveable life. The painting is on a full sheet of dense art paper, V 20”, H 26”.

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