Inuit art: Bear
Inuit Artist: Jimmy Iqaluq
Size: 6" high, 3" wide, 4" deep
Community: Sanikiluaq, NU
Stone: Serpentine & Argelite
Bear is formed from a smooth and refined serpentine stone which has been tenderly polished to a high glossy finish. As the light escapes the stone, it focuses the viewer’s eye on the red tongue and the evocative teeth.
Raw, calm savagery radiates from Bear. Iqaluq’s quest for perfection has given birth to this magical sculpture. Only Jimmy Iqaluq can achieve the red tongue detail of this impeccable sculpture. I never hesitate to acquire a carving from Master carver Jimmy Iqaluq.
The carving is signed on the bottom and comes with the Igloo Tag of authenticity.
Jimmy Iqaluq (1947 - )
"An exhibition of art by Jimmy Iqaluq of Sanikiluaq", Indian and Inuit Art Gallery in the offices of the federal department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Hull, Ontario, Canada, 2005
"Keeping Our Stories Alive: An Exhibition of the Art and Crafts from Dene and Inuit of Canada", Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 1995
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Robertson Galleries, Ottawa, Canada, 1980
"Belcher Island Sculpture", Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1981
"Sculpture from Belcher Islands", Images of the North, San Francisco, California, USA, 1981
"Belcher Island Community Sculpture", The Raven Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1981
"Baffin Images", Orca Aart, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1989
"Kunstwerke der Inuit", Presented by CreARTion, Eppstein in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian Studies at the Hotel am Badersee, Grainau, Germany, 1993
"Share the Vision", Philadelphians Collect Inuit Art, Art Space Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 1994
"Miniaturen", Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, Germany, 1998