10.5" Loon with Gemstone Eye by World Famous Manasie Akpaliapik
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Inuit art: Owl
Inuit Artist: Manasie Akpaliapik
Size: 10.5" long, 4" deep, 3.5" wide
Community: Arctic Bay, NU
Stone: Wonder Stone
The inlayed eyes are Manasie's raison d'etre and contribution to the Inuit art world. There is no artist that has mastered this gruelling technique quite like Manasie. Fitting them into the stone takes much experience and skill. It is the eye catching colors of the eyes that bring his pieces to life.
This loons eyes are like nothing Manasie has ever achieved before. When I saw it, my stomach dropped. The eyes come from this gemstone found at the bottom of his lake. Depending on the lighting, and direction you are viewing it from, it changes colors from vivid green & blues, to a lighter cyan.
Manasie Akpaliapik had many prestigious commissions, including presentation to the National Art museum of Canada. He is in the premier elite circle of not just master carvers, but premier master carvers. Him, Paul Maliki and Abraham Ruben share equally this title at the moment.
Regarding this loon... Manasie's treatment of the greyish "African wonder stone" is brilliant. The sculptural forms undulate softly, and the play of light, reflection and shadow is almost magical. This sculpture ranks as one of Manasie's most delightful works of art. The beautiful camouflaged layers add a mystic and depth to this piece which is really captivating.
To add to the brilliance of the piece, the beautiful yellowish inlaid eyes completely punctuates this piece with incredible bravado and panache! This is Manasies trademark and the finishing punctuation he likes to add to his winning pieces.
This is nothing short of an investment. Your looking at doubling your efforts in less than 10 years with a piece like this.
This is your chance to own a masterpiece by one of the top five Inuit artists in the world.
A quick google search and you will see just how internationally recognized Manasie is. Do not hesitate on a masterpiece like this.