Inuit art: Walrus
Inuit Artist: Manasie Akpaliapik
Size: 18" across (17" horizontal), 11" tall, 9" wide, 60 lbs
Community: Arctic Bay, NU
Stone: Wonder Stone
In this opulent stone of extraordinaire and vivacity, Manasie crafts to perfection this walrus.
This is an exceptional walrus. The gorgeous Green stone set against the very dynamic movement are formidable combinations make this an exceptional piece. Even though I have seen many walrus over the years, Manasie somehow manages to make this particular one its own. Quite unique, very modernist with a touch of minimalist style. The posture, movement and stone make this walrus nothing short of a masterpiece.
Manasie Akpaliapik had many prestigious commissions, including presentation to the National Art museum of Canada. He is in the premier elite circle of not just master carvers, but premier master carvers. Him, Paul Maliki and Abraham Ruben share equally this title at the moment.
This is your chance to own a masterpiece by one of the top five Inuit artists in the world.