Silver Bear Gallery is dedicated to the art of Glen Petersen who specializes in creating full scale and reduced scale (one-third to one-fourth size of the original) versions of Plains Indian clothing and objects that were used in the 1800s.Mr. Petersen is a retired business executive whose family collected this type of artifact during the period 1950-1970. He currently lives in New Mexico and has his work displayed in a number of galleries.
Although Native American pottery and rugs have long been recognized for their artistic quality, clothing and other artifacts have only recently been viewed in this perspective.This work is a tribute to the artistry of the Plains Indians of this period.
Mr. Petersen uses real hides, horse hair, human hair, shells, and beads to create this artwork and the designs are based on historical designs.The result of this effort is a visual experience that one could only gain by visiting a museum or view in a private collection.
Through the work and dedication of Mr. Petersen, this visual experience can now be enjoyed at home or in the office.This artwork can be purchased via contacting the gallery directly. We will be happy to answer questions. If an item is marked as sold, you can inquire whether it is possible to create a new version via a commission basis.
Silver Bear Gallery Placitas, New Mexico
Honoring the historical designs of the Plains Indians