Standing at 1.65metres tall the fibreglass sun bear sculpture is designed and painted for The Big Sleuth - an outdoor exhibition of 100 giant sun bears across Birmingham.
The Peony Passion sun bear design is sponsored by Catalyst Corporate Finance and can be found on Cathedral Square, Birmingham.
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, from 17 September bear sculptures will be collected in for a final group display at the Farewell Weekend on 6 - 8 September at Millenium Point. Finally, in October the sculptures will be auctioned to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Peony Passion Merchandise
Peony Passion is proving popular with trail goers and has been voted the third most popular bear on The Big Sleuth app. The design has also been produced on The Big Sleuth merchandise including; mugs, coasters and pop badges available from Birmingham Children's Hospital online shop or The Big Sleuth Outlet Store in the Great Western Arcade.
About the Design
From South Asia to China, sun bear meets panda bear. Wearing an exquisite silk robe bursting with decorative florals this bear-fusion is right at home in Birmingham’s very own China Town.
Find out more at The Big Sleuth 2017.