Inuit art: Owls
Inuit Artist: Manasie Akpaliapik
Size: 16" tall, (13" vertical), 12" deep, 12" wide. Weight: 47.6 lbs
Community: Arctic Bay, NU
Stone: Alabaster (high gloss)
In this opulent stone of extraordinary effervescence, Manasie presents
his world famous owls as a family of Arctic Snowy Owls.
Huddled together on the Arctic tundra, they share their body heat and fend off the cruel howling winds. But don’t be fooled by their apparent serenity and vulnerability. These are powerful carnivores capable of killing small mammals and tearing them to shreds with their talons.
Only Manasie can carve the talons with such perfection! Only Manasie can create the illusion of a living creature within his carvings!
But the real brilliance in this piece are the yellow inlaid eyes. This is Manasie’s trademark. Meticulous and detailed. Wise and formidable. The eyes are the final step in achieving pure perfection.
Over the past twelve years in my role of Curator of Inuit Sculptures, Manasie has consistently presented me with sophisticated premier sculptures. Just when I think he couldn’t get better, he raises the bar and the result is a sculpture that takes my breath away. This owl family is one of those pieces!
My clients know that Manasie shares his status as a premier Master Carver with Paul Maliki and Abraham Ruben.
This means that this is your opportunity to become the steward of a Manasie creature. To own a Masterpiece carving by one of the top three Inuit artists in the world!!
Manasie’s presence in the Inuit art world is prestigious and illustrious. Google his extensive CV.
These owls are Investment pieces. Knowledgeable collectors know that you will double your financial investment in less than ten years when you acquire this Manasie sculpture.
Now is not the time to hesitate if it has been your dream to own a Manasie Akpaliapik masterpiece.
This centrepiece carving comes with the Igloo Tag Of Authenticity and is signed on the bottom by Manasie.