Pine Needle Bears

What do you do when you decide to be a poor country folk artist?  With little money (if any) you must be creative. Use your resources.  This artist did just that.

What do you find in the mountains of Idaho ?.........PINE TREES.
You're thinking something made out of wood.....Right?
Not even close. Check out these pictures.
These bears are made from Pine Needles!!!!
A couple of hundred thousand of them in one large bear.
The pine needles were gathered off the ground, sorted, washed, trimmed and hand woven.

I have no idea if this artist is on the net and do not have any idea how to contact him. If anyone knows please contact me. I would like to send my best wishs to him and tell him to keep up the good work!

Over 8 months in making this life size bear!

On the Salmon River

On the Salmon River

the Bear he calls 'Mountain Magic~ A New Life'

On the Salmon River

Bear with Carved Fish

On the Salmon River

'White Heart'. A Life Size Black Bear and 'Little Bear Innocence' the cub

On the Salmon River

To make a living the artist carves Antlers and other materials.Moose, Deer, Elk, horn, wood, ivory and more..

On the Salmon River

Moose Antler Carving- Look at that detail

On the Salmon River

That prospector is losing all his gold

On the Salmon River

Sheep at Home in the Antlers

On the Salmon River

Bears Have The Prospector Treed

On the Salmon River

Look at that detail !

Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman