A bear in the Backyard
The project A Bear in the backyard delves into the relationship between humans and bears in Romania. It is estimated that 6,000 brown bears live in Romania. This iconic animal is admired and entangled with the Romanian cultural identity for centuries. However, besides admiration for these animals, more and more problems arise. With continuous increasing loss of habitat, bears are forced to descend more frequently from the primeval forests into residential areas in search of food, resulting in conflicts between humans and bears.
The project illustrates the ongoing struggle of living with bears in Romania and offers a unique perspective on the delicate balance between human and nature in modern society.
This project is exhibited in Atelier K84, Amsterdam. For fine art prints please get in touch