11" 2 Way Dancing Bear by Ottokie Samayualie *Lava*

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Inuit art: 2 Way Dancing Bear       
Inuit Artist: Ottokie Samayualie
Size: 12" across (10" vertical), 8" wide, 7" deep. 12 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 2/22
Stone: Serpentine
id: ndc-225-1269251bdjjy

Masterpiece Sculpture! Museum quality Carving!

Note** Dancing bears are extremely difficult to carve. The bear must be able to stand on one foot, two different feet (2 way), one front paw and two feet (3 way) and the ultimate 4 way bear. The 4 way bear can stand on either of its front paws or feet.

Ottokie is a Master carver of dancing bears. I am so inspired by the artists who have the ability to achieve this feat of engineering!

I love this bear! 

Have you ever seen colour or pattern like this in an Inuit carving? 

I gasped when I saw this bear.  I still can't take my eye off of him!!!!

Spinning, swaying,..... feeling the moment. 

Carefree, floating on Cloud Nine.

Wouldn't you love to share in this kind of bliss?

Samayualie has defined "rapture" in this enchanting sculpture.

I never tire of being awed by the workmanship of the artists who are able to design these spectacular bears.

Floating on Cloud Nine is particularly magical.   

His dance is wild and wanton!

Ottokie is a top notch carver.  He understands the nature of the bear.

His pieces set the standard for the perfect dancing bear.

See our May 30, 2021 blog Spotlight on the Dancing Bear.


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