Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Mosesee Pootoogook
Size: 9" tall, 5" wide, 3" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
So many of the small to medium size Dancing bears can barely contain their effervescent personalities.
But then there are the more serene and contemplative characters.
Mosesee has created this dignified and gentlemanly Dancer who is clearly offering his dance partner his left arm as they begin to waltz.
As you look at each view of this bear, can't you see him guiding his invisible dance partner through the steps of this classic ballroom dance?
The polished rich colour of the stone conveys a formality to the piece.
The Slow Waltz is the most romantic of the Ballroom Dances and like the dance, our bear is soft, and round and flowing in his movements.
What do YOU see?
This sculpture is elegantly carved by Mosesee.
Has it captured your heart?
see our May 30, 2021 blog Spotlight on the Dancing Bear
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