Honey Bear by Stephen Petronio
2018 Cairo Bear #41
Sponsored by: Petronio Residency Center
Description: The Petronio Residency Center is deep in the most precious reserve of the Catskills, immersed in the nature of Round Top and Cairo. A 500 lb mother bear lives and roams adjacent to our property, where we’re beginning to raise bees for honey. We hope to develop a symbiotic relationship with this powerful part of nature, and with the community of Cairo. The Honey Bear represents that hope and connection. In designing the bear, I chose a highly, polished reflective surface so the viewer can see themselves reflected in Honey Bear’s power.