11" Dancing Bear by Adamie Mathewsie
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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Adamie Mathewsie
Size: 11" tall, 6" wide, 5" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is a monumental piece done in a stone that I rarely get a chance to see. The rich dark stone is the cornerstone of this magnificent work by Mathewsie.
Both the vibrancy and purity of the dark stone create a tenuous dilemma from within; though the overall intensity allows certain compromise from both.
In parralell qualities to the opulent stone, the movement and balance are exquisitely captivating. Carved with great skill and refinement, this sculpture brings to mind the work of Nunavut masters Nuna Parr, and Isaaci Petaulassie.