Although it portrays a rather poignant message, the painting still has humour and is littered with ‘tongue in cheek’ comments.
The original painting is still one of the largest canvases that Paul has ever painted at 5 feet x 7 feet and it took him years to complete. Together with ‘Grizzly’, the matching pair for this awesome polar bear, it took 7 years from the initial brush stroke to the finalised original artworks.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the interesting elements. In the top right hand corner, you will find a disused ‘Cool it’ air conditioning unit. On the window sill, you will see there is a ‘Polar’ make of CD player stood alongside a broken bottle of ‘Ice Breaker’.
You will find a discarded box from ‘Eskimo House Pizza Parlour’ and a bottle of ‘Bearoni beer’ amidst the scattered detritus.
The ‘Unnatural Geographic’ magazine mentioning ‘Where did the arctic go?’ giving us a clue as to why the bear is in the street.
There’s a discarded poster from ‘Ice Cap Productions’ with a whole host of interesting artists including ‘Coldplay’, ‘Snow Patrol’, ‘Arctic Monkeys’ and ‘Cold Weather Report’ amongst others. Can you also spot the ‘cucumber’? (As in ‘cool as a cucumber’).
Not to forget about the batteries on the floor symbolising the South and North Pole. And notice the parking ticket that the polar bear is standing on? He is clearly too cool to care about parking…
The detail in the bear’s fur is absolutely phenomenal. This is an altogether awesome artwork which will be a real statement piece to grace any wall.
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