Category: Kodiak Bears


 

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On (9/18/2018) Munsey’s weight is 755pounds and Boda’s weight is 893 pounds.  This photograph was taken on 10/18/2018.  Today is the three year anniversary of Munsey and Boda’s arrival at Marshfield’s Wildwood Zoo for three years.

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The photograph above was taken on 11/1/2015,  Munsey and Boda were about 120 to 125 pounds.

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In 2015 the JP Kodiak Bear Exhibit looked like the photograph above and the cubs were markedly smaller than then the tree’s in the habitat area.

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Today, new tree’s have been placed in the JP Kodiak Bear Exhibit and when Munsey and Boda had the opportunity to explore the tree’s, they quickly began to demonstrate their branch management skills throughout the afternoon.

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The photograph above was taken of Boda in October 2015. The photograph below was taken on 10/18/2018.

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You can take the girl out of the Chicago but you can’t take the Chicago spirit out of the girl!  That pretty much describes what motivates my edgier style of artwork.

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(above)  Child’s Play was a problematic/naughty creation that had taken me three years to create.  It began as a collagraph print that went rogue on me, so I tucked it away in a drawer for a few years. As time went by,  I had grown and evolved as an artist. So when I found the collagraph print, I knew exactly what to do with it, to make it into an interesting composition.

(below) My series of surrealistic charcoal drawings title Bombus (Latin word meaning BOOM) expresses the feeling/action that I wanted to portray in the drawing Bombus!

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Please stop in at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  October 5-6-7 from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide.

At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.

 

(below) This composition titled BILLIE  is created with handmade paper.   The paper pulp was applied to a free-form mold.  Once the pulp had dried I applied a variety of permanent metallic paints and mounted the sculpture onto a wood background that’s covered with fabric.  Please stop in the studio to find out why this composition was given this title!

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(below) The series title SNAP has a special story connected to my dear childhood friend that inspired me to create artwork using a very unusual method.  Please stop in the studio and ask me to tell you the story behind this artwork! 

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Original prints, funky decorative fish, fluid acrylic paint and “Leap of Faith” collages are presented with a nautical flair at the iMAGiMANiETHAT! Art Studio.
The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

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A selection of my limited edition art cards can be purchased this at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  October 5th, 6th and 7th from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

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There’s also a selection of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection of original hand-pulled Intaglio prints / collages.
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Please stop by and take a peek at the selection of artwork and photographs that range from the documentation of the two Kodiak bear cubs to original and reproduction prints.

Susan Kloch Wendlandt is excited to demonstrate the art printmaking during the upcoming Northwoods Art Tour!

Stop in at iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio on October 5-6-7 from 10:00am-5:00pm! It’s listed as #14 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self-guided tour) brochure.  To learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour artists go to northwoodsarttour.com

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Original prints, funky decorative fish, fluid acrylic paint and “Leap of Faith” collages are presented with a nautical flair at the iMAGiMANiETHAT! Art Studio.
The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road located in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin.

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A selection of my limited edition Kodiak Bear-themed art cards and photographs can be purchased this at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  October 5-6-7 from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide.
At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.
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I will have my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection of hand-pulled original Intaglio prints and collages for sale this weekend.

I’ll also be selling a limited edition of my collection of Kodiak Bear books, greeting cards,  lined journals, and coasters.

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At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.

20171106_194826  The Kodiak Bear Books offer photographs and information about the growth and development of Munsey and Boda!

 

I began documenting the Kodiak bear cubs through photography in October of 2015 at the Grand Opening of the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit.  Since October 2015, I’ve taken thousands of photographs and have begun charting the growth and development of the bears using a graphing format.  This information along with the photographs is used when I’m writing my blog and books and is also shared with the zoo staff at Wildwood Zoo.

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A wide variety of merchandise has been created to showcase the growth and development of these two adorable rescued Kodiak bear cubs named Munsey and Boda.

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Limited edition photographs, photographic books, drink coasters, calendars, journals and greeting cards, along with large charcoal drawings are just a few of the items created in the honor of the two rescued Kodiak bears.

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Photography title “Stoned” along with limited edition greeting cards showcasing two Kodiak bear cubs playing with a beer keg is displayed on the shelves in the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio.

 

I look forward to greeting all my studio guests during the October Northwoods Studio Art Tour held on October 5-6-7,2018
Here’s a peek of my art studio during the July Art Tour at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio. I hope to see you in October!
The Art Studio is #14 in the Northwoods Studio Art Tour booklet (the link is listed below)
http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

Location: From Hwy 51 five miles north of Woodruff, turn west on Airport Rd. The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport, off North Farming Road, the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

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Munsey and Boda never disappoint, when it comes to being interactive and sometimes even a little death-defying in regards to their behavior with each other and/or as individual characteristics.

Sometimes they’ll appear to be hugging each other and truly seem at peace with each other and the next minute they’ve into a full force wrestling match!

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Munsey loves to play and toss his collection of field stones whenever given the opportunity. I’ve documented him tossing his stones for 30 minute periods of time, multiple times throughout the day.

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When Munsey was finished with tossing field stones he decided to climb about 25 feet up a tree to retrieve some tender leaves and branches.

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As much as I enjoy photographing Munsey and Boda climbing up a tree, I really wish they’d stop climbing trees!  Munsey is about 840 lbs. and Boda is 860 lbs. on 8/29/2018. The boys an about 3 1/2 years old at this time.

 

My next book titled ” Swamp Stories” is in the process of being printed at this time and will be available at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio during the Northwoods Art Tour scheduled for October 5-6-7 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. My studio is listed as Number #14, located just a mile north of Lakland Airport on Lake Bayer road. To learn more about the Northwoods Art tour go to the following link.    http://www.northhwoodsarttour.com

A selection of my limited edition Kodiak Bear-themed art cards and photographs can be purchased this at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  July 27-28 -29th from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide.
At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.
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I will have my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection of hand-pulled original Intaglio prints and collages for sale this weekend.

I’ll also be selling a limited edition of my collection of Kodiak Bear books, greeting cards,  lined journals, and coasters.

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At this time I’m not set up to take credit cards but welcome cash and checks.

20171106_194826  The Kodiak Bear Books offer photographs and information about the growth and development of Munsey and Boda!

 

A selection of my limited edition dance-themed art cards can be purchased this at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on  July 27-28 -29th from 10:00am- 5:00pm, listed as #14 in the Northwoods Art Tour Guide. Go to http://www.northwoodsarttour.com
I will have my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection of hand-pulled original Intaglio prints  and collages for sale this weekend.
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These small unframed prints range from $3.00 to $30.00.

Susan Kloch Wendlandt is excited to demonstrate the art printmaking during the upcoming Northwoods Art Tour!

Stop in at iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio on July 27, 28 and 29th! It’s listed as #14 on the Northwoods Art Tour (a self-guided tour) brochure.  To learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour artists go to northwoodsarttour.com

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