Artist: Zurab Sumbadze
* 1961 in Tbilissi/Georgia
1981-88 Studied at the Art Academy Tbilissi
1979-89 freelance illustrator for several publishers in Georgia
Since 1989 active artistically in Berlin
Exhibitions include: Tbilissi (Georgia), Vienna (Austria), Cadaqués (Spain), Quebec (Canada), Augsburg and Berlin.
My bear is on a trip round the world, painted with a Georgian alphabet. My bear's deepest wish is that his visitors and the people looking at him write their deepest wishes and their messages on a piece of paper and throw it into his heart through a gap for the bear to be fed with different scripts and languages.
Maybe the bear will fulfill the wishes, or maybe the "Wish Bear" will turn into a "Treasure Bear", who knows?
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