Inuit art: Bear
Inuit Artist: Joseph Suqslaq
Size: 10" long, 8" deep, 5" wide
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU
This is an amazing piece by Joseph Suqslaq. What is so captivating about this are the different coloured tones of stone he uses. The sandstone grey textures of the bear gives a certain bravado and panache that this piece deserves.
The textures are done in a raw format, emulating the rugged surroundings of the Canadian North that this bear must endure to survive. The proportions are outstanding as well as the overall detail.
I was quite happy to get my hands on this piece.