I was inspired by a recent trip to the U.P. when as I was driving on a highway with pretty much traffic, I suddenly saw something large and furry entering my lane. It turns out my eyes were not playing tricks on me. What I saw was not only a big black mama bear, but her three cubs following behind. They were coming out of the woods onto a busy highway. I saw headlights behind me and coming my way. Lucky for me the guy behind me stopped and the oncoming traffic
did as well while mama and her family got to the
other side. It was a memorable site and I wanted to get it symbolically in this painting.