12” Owl and chick by Joanasie Manning

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Inuit art: Owl
Inuit Artist: Joanasie Manning
Size: 11.5” Across, 8" tall, 8" deep, 14 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 
Stone: Serpentine
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This is an exquisite rendition of the famous Canadian Snowy Owl. The dark stone is absolutely breathtaking. The purity of it is so vibrant. A true masterpiece.

It is the contrasting spectre of radiant dark stone merging into the stirring orange yellow inlaid eyes which makes this piece attain a higher level of tenacious exuberance. The dazzling aura of this mother and her chick, captured my heart as I hope it will capture yours.

Inlaid eyes are Manning's raison d'etre and his contribution to the Inuit art world. There is no artist who has mastered this gruelling technique quite like Manning. It takes skill and experience to fit them into the stone perfectly. And the vivid colours of the eyes bring his creatures to life.

This is a gorgeous and classic snowy owl and chick by Joanasie Manning who is celebrated internationally for his owl families.

Manning always polishes his carvings into a perfect mirror sheen that lovingly accentuates the exceptional lines and proportions of his sculptures. The deep mysterious black stone is also one of the distinguishing features of a Joanasie Manning owl.

The mysterious and enchanting spirit of a Manning owl will animate your Inuit art collection.



Joanasie Manning (1967- )

Joanassie was born and lived in Cape Dorset all his life. 

Joanassie began carving at the age of twenty. His grandfather, the renowned carver Osuitok Ipeelee, was a great influence on his work. After carving sporadically for a number of years, Joanassie is now working more consistently. He has evolved a personal style that is becoming stronger and more confident.*

* From Cape Dorset Sculpture, 2005.

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