Inuit art: Mother Bear with her Cubs
Artist: Ottokie Aningminuq
Size: 15" long, 8" high, 8" wide, 28 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Quite frankly, when I first saw this piece, my heart immediately skipped a beat.
Here is a Mother bear on her back letting her cubs climb all over her, tumbling and playing.
A Mother's love.
In this sublime setting of electric black marble stone, Ottokie Aningminuq achieves an exquisite mother and cub bears with several parallels in the Cape Dorset stone carving style; it demonstrates the extraordinary carving bravura of this extremely young talented artist.
Not only is this work exceptional in its degree of openwork carving and detail, it is also highly expressive and energetic.
Angular, quietly expressive in movement as well as in facial features, contemplative – these are all typical attributes of Ottokie Aningminuq's work.
Can you imagine receiving this sculpture if you have children or grandchildren?
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