Inuit art: Owls
Inuit Artist: Manasie Akpaliapik
Size: 15" tall, (12" vertical), 15" wide, 12" wide. Weight: 39.6 lbs
Community: Arctic Bay, NU
Stone: Alabaster (high gloss)
In this opulent stone of extraordinary vivacity, Manasie perfectly crafts his world famous Owls. With a brilliant tenor and pigmentation, this electrifying white stone shimmers with peace and serenity.
Manasie Akpaliapik has had innumerable prestigious commissions throughout his long and illustrious career culminating in his presentIon to the National Art Museum of Canada.
Manasie is not just an elite Master Carver, he is one of the very few Premier Master Carvers. He shares this honour with Paul Maliki and Abraham Ruben.
These are the nicest owls I have ever seen in my years as Curator of Inuit Sculptures.
As the song says, “Simply the best”! The atomic proportions and the subtleties of movement and stance wed with the marble, creating the illusion of these birds having life. However, the subtle grey pigmentation reminds us that the breath of these creatures is only an illusion and these owls are solely masterfully carved sculptures.
The brilliance of this piece also resides in the contrast between the yellow inlaid eyes and the reflecting brilliant white marble. This is Manasie’s trademark; his ability to create this ocular miracle with bravado and panache.
This may be one of your last chances to own a Masterpiece Carving by one of the top five Inuit artists in the world!
This is THE investment piece for collectors of Inuit Art. Guaranteed that you will double your efforts in less than 10 years.
Google search Manasie Akpaliapik’s extensive career. Then, do not hesitate to become the steward of this Masterpiece Carving.