Bear With It
Artist: Rain Pierre
Location: Clayton Community Centre, Library (7155 187A Street)
Category: Civic collection
Year Installed: 2021
About Bear With It
Rain Pierre’s vinyl wrap design for a wall in the children’s corner of Clayton Community Centre's library shows the phases and energy of the moon and sun. Pierre says, “The sun beaming on the children using this room will give them energy to learn and study. Each morning we are given an opportunity to create a new day with love and inspiration.” The mother bear and her cubs represent family and unity.
About the Artist
Rain Pierre (sɬə́məxʷ), creator of Rain Awakens, is an artist from Katzie First Nation. In 2016, he shifted from a career in civil engineering to pursue art and to follow a path more aligned with his spirit. He makes artworks in a variety of mediums and has partnered with the school districts of Surrey, Maple Ridge, and Pitt Meadows to inspire young students.
His other artwork in Surrey is Guardian Spirits.