11" 2 Way Dancing Bear by Kooyoo Peter

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Inuit art: Two Way Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Kooyoo Peter 
Size: 11" tall, 6" wide, 5" deep, 7 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine
id: b-8899adjjy


                                       MASTERPIECE CARVING  

A rare breed of Inuit carver, Kooyoo Peter sets himself apart from the rest of the pack.

His name has become associated with elite Master Carvers Nuna Parr, Tuk Nuna, and Markosie Papigatok. All of these maestros are sought after for their interpretation of the bear spirit. Yes! Kooyoo Peter is a MASTER CARVER.

This is a generously sized medium Dancing Bear.

To be specific, Kooyoo’s sculpture is a two way bear which means the bear can balance on either foot. This style requires patience and talent on the part of the artist as this posture is difficult to achieve.

 Kooyoo Peter is one of the few artists today that has this ability.

The speckled dark marble of this sculpture is one of my favorites.

It brings to mind the lichen on the Arctic terrain in the summer, gently masking the austere stone landscape. The facial features are serene and resolved as though this bear knows its place in the constantly changing world of today.

Perfect balance and perfect polish from Master Carver Kooyoo Peter.

This bear has its story to tell.

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


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