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.
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 artifacts.The result of this effort is a visual
experience that one could only gain by visiting a museum or view in a private
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 as originals or
as limited edition giclees.