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"Tequski' wa Suwa" (Bear & Child) - San Luis Obispo, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Merlin-N-Mim
N 35° 16.833 W 120° 39.820
10S E 712483 N 3906658
Quick Description: This sculpture is located in the Plaza of the Mission San Luis Obispo de Telosa, near the steps to the mission.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2010 10:04:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM8ZTK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
Views: 5

Long Description:

"Tequski' wa Suwa" (Bear & Child)


Bronze, 1988
Plaza of the Mission San Luis Obispo de Telosa
San Luis Obispo, California

"Tequski' wa suwa" is a Chumash phrase, in the dialect of the people who lived near the misison. It means "bear and child".


Artist Paula Zima: “My intention in creating the piece is to honor the two major life forms of the region, before the influx of the European culture, the indigenous Chumash people and the Grizzly Bear.”


Paula Zima's works include, sculpture and paintings, public sculptures, drawings, hand-colored etchings and commercial illustration. She lives near Santa Fe, New Mexico

Reference: Website
Name of statue: "Tequski' wa Suwa" (Bear & Child)

Name of creator: Paula Zima

Material: Bronze

Date created: 1988

Additional Coordinates: Not Listed

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