Bear with me / Original

Santie Cronje


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"Bear with me" 

"Bear with me"  is a medium sized Original Acrylic on canvas by Santie Cronje. Created for our 3rd Birthday Show this work is part of a series titled "Walk with me" Six new originals sharing stories of reconnecting to our inner child, life with children and the stories we share and reflecting on the great moments and memories that we hold dear. Each piece is created within an oval  shaped dome. A rainbow, a safe space, a memory.... happily in their own world.

"Bear with me" is a deep symbolic piece where the artist is reflecting on her life as more mature self. She is sitting quietly at the foot of a Baobab tree - The original tree of life from Africa. 

This painting reminds us to savour the quiet moments that pass all too quickly in a busy world. To just sit and be. 

'Bear is a strong symbol in folklore. Its presence a reminder to stand strong in our beliefs and our truths. Bear is also our connection to nature and a simpler life. Nurture, rest, family and solitude.'.

The Baobab Tree or 'Upside down tree' as it is also known is a connection to the artist's home. Native to Southern Africa, the Baobab is a prehistoric species which predates both mankind and the splitting of the continents over 200 million years ago. Growing in the African savannah where the climate is extremely dry and arid, it is a symbol of life and positivity in a landscape where little else can thrive.

Size: (h)460mm x (w)460mm on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
Signed: Yes 

Size: (h)455mm x (w)350mm on stretched canvas, ready to hang.
Medium: Acrylic
Signed: Yes (Signature and Date on the front)

SKU: SC2-1 TAGS: Animals, The Storyteller

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