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The Stamp Bear was created by Macon artist Heatherly Wakefield (formerly Darnell), with the help of her then husband-to-be Eric Wakefield. Painted to look as if the bear had been covered in postage stamps, the Stamp Bear is fittingly located across the street from the U.S. Post Office. Each of the stamps which cover the bear feature local historical figures, cultural icons, arts and community organizations, conceived as though Macon and Bibb County had issued stamps featuring many of its local