About the Work: Since the 1970s, Bedia’s art has focused on Amerindian and Afro-Cuban cultures, referencing their spiritual practices and the relationship of man to nature and animals. The result is a body of work that is rich in symbolism and mythology. His images and inspiration are gathered from his experiences in his native Cuba, Mexico and the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. As a result, his art is genuine in content, and pays respect to the cultures and practices it represents. Nahual de la sierra exemplifies the synthesis of sources and trademark style present in Bedia’s work.