POLAR BEAR CUBS, 20” X 26”, 1979
Polar bears have cubs about every two or three years. They are born in the shelter of the mother's den that is dug by the mother's front and hind paws in snowdrifts or snow covered hills near the coast or in snow ridges. Cubs spend the majority of their early childhood days in the safety of the den to stay warm and to bond with their mother.
After about 3 or 4 months they cubs venture outside the den with their mother. Combined with their instincts, they learn survival and hunting skills from their mother. The pups stay close to "mom" wherever she goes. The painting shows the cubs sleeping together in a snowstorm.