Beware of Bigger Bear

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Comments (13)

someGuyinmasset on October 2, 2008

Pretty cool, one of my best pals is a good chainsaw carver, I keep meaning to get some shots.

diannemcd on October 3, 2008

It is sure an art. Dianne

Jean Gregory Evans on October 3, 2008

Very nice. I like their rear ends.


Bits-n-Pieces on October 3, 2008

guy, dianne, jean , and hamzars - Thanks! they sure are great sculptures! I hope they stay around for longer than the festival this week-end. I'll try to get some better shots in the day time. And jean, yes, the design of their butts is really cute! That's one of the first things I noticed too.

Jean Gregory Evans on October 3, 2008

Who is the artist? Where can I see more?

That is a cool fish too and the bear face is neat too!


someGuyinmasset on October 3, 2008

Boston Bruins Bear Bottoms.

Bits-n-Pieces on October 3, 2008

Guy - Bruin Bear has Bigger Bottom :)

Jean - I haven't been able to find anything on the web, but the sculptor is a John Burnes (need to double check that!) Cute sculpture names, so I've changed the titles, but Guy, your comment still works!

someGuyinmasset on October 4, 2008

**Burnes' Big Bouncy Bear Bottoms Baffle Boston.

Cal Kimola Brown on October 4, 2008

Kudos to the artist and the photographer.

Bits-n-Pieces on October 7, 2008

Thanks, Cal ! Well, I found out more about the artist (who's name I butchered in the comment above) but through a very strange coincidence today.

I was giving a group of colleagues a tour of the area this afternoon, and when we came to the corner these can be seen from, the head of the group exclaimed something like 'hey, those are my cousin Jamie's sculptures!' The artist is James Burns, and seems he's based around here and in Albuquerque, and does a lot of different critters. Haven't been able to find any thing on the web about his work, though. But I told the guy that people all over the world loved his cousin's work!

Steve Paxton on October 12, 2008

yep i would have out back as well. i got to write to them loacl council and try and find the artists that did the fantastic sculpture from a few weekends a go.keep you posted.

jamieburnes on January 22, 2009

My name is Jamie (james) Burnes. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments. I made these sculptures a few years back. I work in both New Mexico and Massachusetts. I have been working on both animals and abstract pieces in wood and Cor Ten steel for many years. I have a website, if any one would like to check out more pieces. Thanks again for all the positive response.

Bits-n-Pieces on January 22, 2009

Jamie - Hello!!! And thanks for the website info. I'm thrilled you found this shot, and hope you figured out from the comment above that I was giving your cousin Tom P a tour of the Greenway a few days after you placed the pieces, and he was quite excited to see your work there. (I also saw you loading them up to take away... sad to see them go! But I had to preserve my secret identity, LOL, so didn't introduce myself :) It was quite fun to watch people meet the bears for the month or so they were there, and to pose to have their pictures taken with them. They're now sure in a lot of travel photos!

(and we all apologize for commenting on how cute the bears' butts were, but they are! lolol.)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 2, 2008
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    by Bits-n-Pieces
    • Taken on 2008/10/02 18:24:51
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
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