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NEW PAINTING | Uncertainty (Arctic Polar Bear) - Original Acrylic Painting

NEW PAINTING | Uncertainty (Arctic Polar Bear) - Original Acrylic Painting

The Art of Charlie Clark

Regular price $3,000.00 $2,400.00 Sale

UNCERTAINTY - POLAR BEAR | ORIGINAL PAINTING

CREATED IN DECEMBER 2020 | THE LAST PAINTING OF 2020

48 x 30 inches

ACRYLIC PAINT ON 1.5 INCH DEEP GALLERY CANVAS

A polar bear’s way of life is deeply connected to sea ice. Most importantly, the ice provides a platform from which to hunt seals, whose thick layers of blubber provide energy for survival.

Higher temperatures from climate change are causing sea ice to form later and melt sooner than ever before. This forces polar bears ashore before they can build up sufficient body weight to stay healthy until returning to the sea ice months later.

Scientists have found that polar bear litter sizes are steadily declining because mothers are too malnourished to bring cubs to term or nurse them as infants. Historically, triplets and twins would commonly emerge from maternity dens, but now twins and singletons (like this cub before me) are now the norm.

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