I've been painting a 1.65m tall fibreglass sun bear sculpture for The Big Sleuth - an outdoor exhibition of 100 giant sun bears across Birmingham. My sun bear design is called Peony Passion.
The Big Sleuth is a mass participation public art event by Wild in Art (WIA) in partnership with Birmingham Children's Hospital (BCH).
The Big Sleuth will see 100 giant sun bear sculptures (and sun bear cubs created by schools and young people) exhibited across the city of Birmingham this summer. The sun bear art trail is set to launch on 10 July 2017 when the city will become known as Bear-mingham. Then, in October the sculptures will be auctioned to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Peony Passion has been varnished, wrapped, collected and is now being stored in a secret location prior to the launch of The Big Sleuth on 10 July 2017. Full images of Peony Passion will be released following the opening of the trail. I can bear-ly contain my excitement!