22" Whalebone Masterpiece Bear by Joe Jaw Ashoona

Joe Jaw Ashoona

$7,560.00 CAD

Inuit Art: Bear
Artist: Joe Jaw Ashoona
Dimensions: 22”long, 8" high, 7" wide
Community: Winnipeg, MB
Stone: Whale Bone and Antler
id: d-8829

Igloo Tag license number: #15 - Inuit Gifts

**Museum Piece

Whale Bone - Not Exportable to the USA.

We'll only ship to a Canadian address.

This is a beautifully carved rendition of a bear by an artist we rarely get a chance to see.

This skill is achieved through delicate cuts, masterful proportions, and an overall automaticité. So much so that muscle tone, posture and gestures are denoted throughout the piece.  

This work's poignancy can be partly explained by its relative rawness; In this intriguingly ambiguous work, Ashoona brilliantly fuses surface texture and form into this piece. He proves that texture need not be applied simply as decoration or as a "realistic detail". When applied wisely it can become an integral element of the form in itself. The result is an almost heraldic composition.


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