11" Four Way Dancing Bear by Esau Kripanik
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Inuit art: Bear
Inuit Artist: Esau Kripanik
Size: 11" wide, 16" across, 8" tall, 7" wide. Weight: 8 lbs
Community: Igloolik, NU
Every year I come across two or three pieces that are nothing short of - WOW!!!
This one is it. Esa is my personal favourite artist. His pieces are so unique compared to other carvers. I Love the stone he carves with and his signature designs he puts on the surfaces.
This piece in particular is complete perfection regarding proportions, coloration and movement. Moreover, it is able to stand on all three paws. I particularly admire the double tusk narwhal etching on the side. The white stone is electrical and is a sure centrepiece for any office or museum.
Its share beauty will resonate throughout the entire room and your audience will be completely captivated by it.
Esa himself is from a very remote Inuit community called Igloolik. Artists in Igloolik here have a unique style. They focus on creating sculptures to look as real as possible. The stone is rarely polished and they prefer a dry flat finish.
Esau is one of the top Inuit artists in the world for caribou sculptures. This particular caribou is personally our favourite, the most beautiful we've seen a long time.
There are beautifully engraved caribou pictures on the side which makes this carving very unique.