Jon Fathom is a master sculptor, an engaging raconteur of true stories and a man who loves stone bears. He came to sculpting through his own personal search, in his early 20’s, for meaning to his life.
Brought up in the snow of Juneau, Alaska, he exercised his sport abilities and then sought meaning, being given direction to sculpture from a prayer and has followed his. Through a period of apprenticeship and carving for commerce in Alaska, he developed his innate skill, and while still young, he mastered the challenging art of marble sculpture. Jon Fathom is a deep man with an abiding passion – 100 full size polar bears - 98 to go.
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Whistler started life in the late 19th century as a little-used trading route. The name comes from the cry of the hoary marmot. Early travelers, passing through the native area of Squamish 50km to the south, were enchanted by the beauty of the scenery in these valleys and by the magnificent mountain ranges.
To the distress and interest of the significant local bear population, in 1966 a ski-resort was opened and road and rail traffic was enhanced bringing Canadians and Australians in their droves to create what is the most popular ski resort in North America. The town continues to burgeon, as a year round resort, from the village that we knew when first visiting 20 years ago.