Inuit art: Bird Shaman
Inuit Artist: Bart Hanna
Size: 20" tall, 15" wide, 12" deep. Weight: 46.6 lbs
Community: Iqaluit, NU
Bart Hanna is in a small elite circle of premier master inuit carvers. He commissioned a beautiful masterpiece carving to the museum of inuit art in Winnipeg, MB.
My jaw literally dropped when I saw this piece. Maybe what caught my eye the most were those piercing yellow eyes layered over the sophisticated dull grey stone which included the masterful carved in feathers.
This piece is very unique, sophisticated and just simply gorgeous. It is so gorgeous it will one day be in a museum. I will see one or two gorgeous pieces like this a year. The other beautiful piece is the white dancing bear by Manussi.