Melanie belongs to Linda's Canadian Mosaic Series. Acrylic 30x40"

Melanie belongs to Linda’s Canadian Mosaic Series. Acrylic 30×40″

Melanie. Canadian Mosaic Series.
Official animal of British Columbia and a prominent Native American symbol, Kermode bears are also known as Spirit bears, Spirits of the Forest, or Ghost bears. Kermode bears are actually North American black bears with a rare recessive gene that makes their fur white. It is estimated that there are only about 400 Spirit bears, and they are found only in the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia’s north and central coast, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. The Spirit bear also symbolizes peace and harmony.
Melanie Mark is B.C.’s first female MLA from a First Nation. Surviving a childhood of abuse, family trauma and poverty, she is now a childhood and family advocate in her Vancouver east side neighbourhood.