A Bronze Bear Sculpture by Laurel Peterson Gregory

2 3/8″h × 3 5/8w × 1 3/4″d

This little bear was the beginning of the Desk Buddy family. The very first one. As this fellow looked up at me from the palm of my hand, I had the sudden clear vision of a line of smaller, more accessible bronzes that could bring joy to even more people.

Like my larger tabletop piece, Bear Bump, I wanted to capture the gentler side of these formidable creatures. While they represent power, bears also know how to cut loose. It’s a lesson most of us could stand to learn.