Arctic Polar Bear - Signed 5x7 Letterpress print
Handmade letterpress prints, series of only 20 each. Every print comes individually signed and numbered. Artwork depicts a polar bear, a Canadian icon, looking at the constellation Ursa Major. Often used as a symbol for strength, courage and spiritual power, the polar bear is known to be a wise teacher on how to survive in harsh situations. Currently, roughly 15,000 polar bears call Canada home.
Polar Bears are a true Canadian icon, and are currently threatened by the loss of sea ice due to climate change. For this reason, a portion of sales will be donated to the Canadian Wildlife Foundation.
Ursa Major Latin for Greater She-Bear, it is one of the original 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy from the 2nd century AD. It is a symbol of the North, safe travels, and the Hunt. Each print is created using an Adana 8x5 Letterpress Machine, a printing device originating from the 1950’s. Every print is hand made, which means no two are the exactly the same. They are printed on 100% acid-free, 250GSM, hand-cut cotton paper with a rubber based ink. A portion of sales goes to benefit the Canadian Wildlife Federation.