We are delighted to offer a magnificent huge ceramic sculpture by the renowned artic pair, Gene and Rebecca Tobey. This is a rare example of a human figure coupled with their more common animal figures. It shows a rider on a beautifully portrayed bear, with a smaller bison carved out in red on the side of the bear. The red tail of the bear is stunning! We are told that the title of this piece is "Riding a Spirit Bear". The height is 21½", the width (length) is 26" and the depth is 7". It is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, or damage of any kind. It is signed Tobey and copyright dated '89 (see photo). This is one of the finest examples by the Tobey’s that we have ever seen.
Rebecca Tobey is an American artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her genre includes animal sculptures made of ceramics, brass and patinas in both forms of modern and abstract art. She, along with her husband, Gene Tobey, created for many decades animal forms which give an insight into the "ancient rock art and fetishes blended with modern design with sculptural solidity." The animal forms created were inspired by the mythology of the Native Americans.
Regarding the joint efforts in creating ceramics art work with her husband, Tobey stated "We draw, carve, scratch, and paint on the surfaces. The piece takes on a second personality." Her art works have been commissioned by both Government and private institutions and exhibited international centers. Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Please examine the photos closely. They are an important part of the description. If you need more information than provided, please ask for clarification prior to purchasing. We make every effort to describe items accurately, including their condition.
We will ship this UPS ground, securely boxed, with tracking, insured and signature-required delivery (as required by PayPal and UPS).
Sorry, but we cannot ship this to Alaska, Hawaii, or Internationally. However, we will consider shipping to Alaska or Hawaii, but the buyer will be charged an additional shipping cost. Please write for the possibility of such shipping before purchasing.
NOTE: The high shipping cost is due to the high insurance fee, size, and weight. UPS and USPS have raised their rates once again! Should the shipping be substantially less than the charged fee, we will refund the difference. If the shipping is more than the charged fee, we will absorb the difference.
Buyer’s Responsibility for Reporting Damaged Items:
In the unlikely event of a damage claim, the buyer must report such damage to the seller and to the shipper (e.g. UPS or USPS, as applicable) within 48 hours of receipt of the item(s) in order for the buyer to make a damage claim to the shipping agent. The buyer must take photos of any damaged item, as well as photos of the original packing material, and forward such evidence to the shipper. The buyer must retain all original packing material and submit all items required for review by the shipping agent to initiate a damage claim and any applicable insurance payment to the buyer. Failure to keep items for review for the buyer’s insurance claim or to notify the seller and the shipper of any loss within these guidelines will forfeit rights of the buyer to seek insurance reimbursement for the damaged goods received.
18 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List
Fine Paintings & Sculptures, Fine Jewelry and Gemstone One of a Kind - Handmade Beautiful Necklaces
Be Reckless Dare to Wear - Wearable Art