Bear Tax

One of the illustrations I made for the Goranski bestiarij (Goran Bestiary) publication, for Javna ustanova "Priroda" as part of their Centar Velike Zvijeri (Large Carnivores) project. The task was to create illustrations accompanying various short stories that were collected from across Gorski Kotar, detailing the encounters people had with large carnivores in the area. The stories are often humorous and are very interesting accounts of local lived experiences.

Here, people are trying to chase away a bear that has been eating their apples by banging pots and pans. The bear is unfazed.

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