Last updated: July 26, 2017
- Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska
- “Resting Grizzly” by William Berry may well be the most hugged and photographed work of art in all of Alaska.
- OPEN TO PUBLIC:
The original sculpture is a limited edition of 20 bronze reproductions. This eight-foot replica consists of 31 separate castings and became a reality with the help of Alaskan sculptor Skip Wallen. The project, made possible by a gift from Bill’s wife Elizabeth and supported by the Berry family, was installed in September 2012. Learn more about the artist and statue, and watch the live Resting Grizzly webcam on the Denali website.
“Fox cubs or caribou, his animals are what you’d see — if you could see as clearly, if you had his patience or powers of observation.”
— Carla Helfferich, former managing editor for University of Alaska Press