Inuit art: Mother Bear with her Cub
Artist: Killiktee Killiktee
Size: 9.5" long, 5" high, 4" wide
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
In this sublime setting of electric black marble stone, Killiktee achieves an exquisite mother and cub bear with several parallels in the Cape Dorset stone carving style; it demonstrates the extraordinary carving bravura of this extremely young talented artist. Not only is this work exceptional in its degree of openwork carving and detail, it is also highly expressive and energetic.
Angular, quietly expressive in movement as well as in facial features, contemplative – these are all typical attributes of KKilliktee’s work.