Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Ottokie Ashoona
Size: 10" long, 5" tall, 4.5" deep, 7 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Igloo Tag license number: #15 - Inuit Gifts
First and foremost, I love walking bears, especially when they are beautifully made such as this one. This bear encompasses everything that makes a carving perfect; there are zero defects, the stone has a beautiful granular white finish to it. It is done in a silky smooth degree. The proportions are outstanding. You can even see the muscle tone on the bear.
When I first laid eyes on this piece, I made no hesitation in taking it, it is absolutely stunning. There are a few clients I already know who are going to love and want this piece.
This piece is signed and comes with an igloo tag.
Ottokie Ashoona (1970 - )
Ottokie Ashoona was born in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island. Ottokie comes from a family of Inuit artists, his father Kaka and his uncle Kiawak were the two most renowned Cape Dorset carvers and his grandmother Pitseolak Ashoona was a famous graphic artist. His older brother is Ohito Ashoona, who is also a carver. Ottokie learned a lot of carving techniques from Ohito by watching him.
Ottokie's favourite subject is the polar bear.
PROUDLY CANADIAN SINCE 2008