Tag Archive: Kodiak photographic book


 

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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Below are some images of collages and prints and drawings inspired by two Kodiak bear cubs that reside at the Wildwood Zoo in Marshfield, Wisconsin.  The series of artwork is titled “WALKABOUT”.

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(above) original collagraph print is used as a background with added watercolor and a variety of original printed and painted papers have been adhered to create a forest seen in this collage.

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(above) Mixed media/ collage/ assemblage  The background and bear formations are original collagraph prints, the foreground is created from handmade sculpted paper, to create the feel of a wooded rocky terrain.

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(above) This original collagraph print was created using multiple collagraph plates, each inked and pulled through the press separately and watercolor was added to increase the intensity of the colors.

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(above) Title: “Munsey”   Charcoal drawing of a Kodiak bear cub. This drawing was created with powdered charcoal.  The powdered charcoal was added and subtracted with a feather.  The feather was especially useful when creating the longer tufts of fur on the bear.

Many of these images are also for sale as a reproduction print and greeting cards.

 

 

I’m not sure where the time has gone but Munsey and Boda are 3 years old today!

aaDSC_3869 2016-01-6(Above)  Munsey and Boda 1/2016  – The weight of Boda is about 192 lbs. and Munsey is about 185 lbs.

These two sweet hearts have had many adventures since they were born and it’s a blessing in it’s self that the cubs survived after their mother was shot illegally. Five days after their mother was killed the cubs were rescued by the Dodge Hunting party assisted by Nate Svobda and nursed back to health by the Anchorage Zoo staff and the rest is history!

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DSC_8813(Above) Munsey and Boda 2/2018   The weight of Munsey is around 720 lbs. and Boda is around 820 lbs.

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To learn more about Munsey and Boda, check out the books I’ve written documenting the growth and development of these two wonderful Kodiak bears. To purchase these books send an email to wendlandtsusan@gmail.com

My first choice for this book was KODIAK STRIPPER  but I thought that might give people the wrong idea about what might be hiding between the covers of my book!
The Kodiak bears are very good at stripping the bark off the tree’s and the cubs have  even destroyed a few tree’s in both the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit and the Bear Woods Habitat Area.
My new book “BRANCH MANAGEMENT” can be purchased this Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI. I will also have the rest of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection small original prints / collages. 
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“BRANCH MANAGEMENT” offers the reader 20 pages of photographs documenting the growth and development of Marshfield’s beloved Kodiak bear cubs (Munsey and Boda).  The photographs depict the close relationship the Kodiak bears have with trees.
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My new book “BRANCH MANAGEMENT” has arrived and can be purchased this Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Marshfield Mercantile located at 355 S. Central Ave. Marshfield, WI. I will also have the rest of my Kodiak Bear merchandise (coasters, journals, cards and books) as well as my limited edition greeting cards, art journals and a selection small original prints / collages. 
Prices range from $3.00 to $30.00. 
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I spent 6 hours photographing the cubs on April 17th.   Munsey and Boda  each weigh about 230 pounds.  When the cubs arrived in October of 2015  Munsey was 120 pounds and Boda was 130 pounds.  As Munsey’s weight is slowly catches up to Boda, Munsey has become equally aggressive and will initiate some rough housing.  Munsey also feels more confident about   grabbing a chunk of watermelon from Boda and  Munsey is the cub that has discovered  how to retrieve chunks of pineapple from the bottom of the swimming pool.  At this time it’s easy to identify Munsey because he has a darker brown coat of fur while Boda has a honey blond  fur on his rear quarters.

A selection of 19 different photographic greeting cards of the cubs and my first photographic book titled  Munsey & Boda  9 to 13 months, is now for sale and if anyone is interested please contact me.  The book has 20 pages of full color photographs that are dated so the reader can see the development of cubs as they are growing.  The book also offers a variety of information about the cubs and their weight and  other information that describes the  weight changes and characteristics of the cubs as they’ve developed since they arrived in October 2015.

Munsey is in the water retrieving the pineapple, while Boda walks in the edge of the pool.  Munsey captures his pineapple!

The staff at Wildwood Zoo hide snacks for Munsey and Boda in a variety of places throughout  the JP Adler Kodiak Bear Exhibit and Woodland habitat area to challenge the cubs to problem solve and learn new skills.  Munsey is shown in the center photograph attempting to reach a banana that’s been placed out of reach!  Munsey did capture the the banana by jumping up and grasping it from the crevice in the rock where it had been placed.

Boda is shown in the photograph climbing the tree to retrieve his pineapple. One of Boda’s strengths is in tree climbing.

 

Zoo guests are entertained by watching the cubs play tag with each other, swimming, bathing  or taking nap in the Woodland habitat area.