Inuit art: Bear
Inuit Artist: Peter Alariaq
Size: 11" long, 5" tall, 3" deep
Community: Sanikiluaq, NU
Stone: Argillite (beautiful refined stone)
This is one of the nicest walking bears to come out of Sanikiluaq in a long time. The finesse of the stone with the beautiful grained stripes is absolutely breathtaking. The carving almost wants to float away it is so refined. This is one of those pieces of art that defines perfection.
Even if we were to ask Peter Arliaq to carve another bear like this, it just could not be done.
This magnificent walking bear shows Arliaq at his best. His workmanship in the naturalistic portrayal of a bear is excellent, but the truly remarkable aspects of this bear is its concept and its sense of balance.
This is one of the two finest walking bears I have ever seen of this size and class. It is made by Peter Arliaq who is a very talented and established artist.
The colour and beautiful polish make this bear an exquisite piece to own. These details all allow the carving take off into a higher level of sophistication.
I also love the deep dark green stone. It is of superior quality as Arliaq is one of the best Inuit artists for walking bears.
This carving is new and purchased directly from the artist.
For a bear of this size and gorgeous detail, you will not find a better price anywhere. The value is exceptional for the price.
This piece is signed on the bottom and comes with an igloo tag.