Story: Baby MoBear, the Molecular Bear has a dual nature. Inspired by molecular forms and a teddy bear shape, its unique design makes the object abstract while recognizable at the same time. Scientific and playful, and easily incorporated into any modern décor. Featured in print, art and design shows, photo performances and on television. Materials: high fire unglazed porcelain, three colour variations available – white, gold and silver. Handmade in Anyuta Studio, Vancouver.
Some information on the origins of the MoBear series from artisan Anyuta Gusakova; “The Molecular Bear, is inspired by two things that are very different from each other – a toy bear and a molecule. In this sculpture I geometrically stylize a familiar shape of a teddy bear, bringing it to almost abstract molecular form. MoBear is an example of my favourite artistic method – combining seemingly incompatible elements into a harmonized unity. Another creative inspiration was to take existing imagery of a toy bear known to everybody and transform it into a modern form which is totally of my own. Since the creation of this concept I have been playing with diverse materials, from bronze to porcelain and gypsum polymer, textured – in various colours ranging from plain white and black, painted gold and silver, and black and white panda patterns, and on different scales – from miniature to big. (I am planning one day to install large-scale city-scape public art MoBears). I have produced both one-of-a-kind exhibition pieces with hand-painting and gold leaf inlay as well as original handmade editions in gypsum polymer and open and limited editions in fine porcelain.”