12" Walking Bear by Matt Flaherty *Dignified*

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Inuit art: Walking Bear
Inuit Artist: Matt Flaherty
Size: 11.5" long, 6" tall, 4" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU 21
Stone: Serpentine 
id: dfa-6154Padjjy

Masterpiece Carving! Museum quality Sculpture!

Matt Flaherty's walking bear is exquisitely coloured!

What I mean, is that the carving may by secondary to the colour of the stone. 

The carving may be the vehicle to show off this stunning colour.

Take a long look at our bear.  

The rich torquoise-green flecks are so numerous, they coalesce into a magnificent carpet of colour.  

I can't look away from this bear. 

I am enchanted with his head and face.  

The muzzle of a realistic bear is usually square and chunky but Matt's muzzle is long and pointed.  The eyes are shaped more like a cat, slightly slanted and exotic.

Indeed, even the body of the bear is less realistic in style and just the tiniest bit abstract in its form.  

Flaherty is a master of the unexpected. 

He asks the viewer to take a step away from the usual expectations and entertain possibilities that challenge our perceptions.

Take a look at the work of artists who share the same aesthetic.

For instance, Louis Arnaryuinnaq's The Wind's Howl, Billy Merkosak's Caramel Swirl and Pea Michael's Exhilarating Aqua Green Bear.

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