Not long after Bear Romero learned to carve in stone, the art worlds of Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, embraced his artistry and skill. Settled in northern Arizona for some time now, Bear Romero’s reach has grown along with his talent and the number of his collectors.
For this gifted artist the journey he takes with each stone begins as soon as he lifts it from the earth; Romero himself quarries both Arizona ice alabaster and Utah orange alabaster to use for his sculptures. It is a kinship and connection that feeds directly into Romero’s work.
Bear Romero allows each stone to reveal to him the animal within. “I don’t ever plan out what a piece is going to be,” Romero explains. “Each rock has its own form, its own story; it’s better to just let it flow.”
All images © Copyright Bear Romero 2015