Most of the very old stories about bears are about transformation. The only time I shaved in 2016 was on January 1st. I transformed. I took a picture everyday and posted it with a fact about bears. This animation is made up of the 366 images from the (leap) year. The project is part of the 3-chapter (Fall, Winter, Spring) performance BEAR - a hibernation meditation. BEAR is the 4th performance in my lifelong project The Unreliable Bestiary - a performance for each letter of the alphabet, each letter represented by an endangered animal or habitat.