When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir
ART CLOSE TO NATURE'S HEART
Hi! We're Kyria and Nigel Smith, the creative duo known as Wolf and Bear. While Kyria spends her time playing with Micron pens and paint, Nigel works his magic with graphic design. Our home base is a small sustainable farm in Boyne City, MI, where we spend lots of time enjoying the natural world.
We live in a little home we built ourselves that is slowly getting filled with houseplants and cats. Our inspirations include nature, outer space, dinosaurs, animals, mountains, houseplants, and all things magical.
You've probably also noticed some hand-embellished gold leaf on a few of our pieces. This is done by first applying a special adhesive in the desired pattern and then brushing on the fragile sheets of gold leaf once it's dry. For us, the natural world is filled with mystery and magic, and we feel the gold represents that touch of divine we find in the cathedral of nature.
We care about producing quality art and protecting the environment, so rest assured, we've done our homework to ensure that you can buy from us with a clean conscience. We do our best to use recycled and sustainably sourced materials where possible.
The Hahnemuhle paper we print our art on is made using green energy. All of our packaging is sustainable, from our 100% chipboard pads to the info sheet we include in our orders. Our Noissue tissue paper and stickers are eco-friendly, and our cardboard mailers from EcoEnclose are 100% recycled. Even the clear sleeves we use to protect our shipped artwork are compostable! Like we said, we aim to look after you and this precious planet we call home.
Kyria and Nigel Smith