Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Ningeosiak Ashoona
Size: 10" long, 4.5" tall, 5" deep, 6.2 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
First and foremost, I love white bears. Especially when they are beautifully made with a delicate white stone such as this one. This bear encompasses everything that makes a carving exemplary. There are zero defects and the finish is outstandingly smooth. The proportions are perfect and you can even see the muscle tone on the bear.
When I saw this piece, I made no hesitation in taking it; it is that exquisite. There are a few clients I already know who are going to love and want this piece.