12" Dark Black / Emerald Green Dancing Bear by Late Noo Atsiaq

Noo Atsiaq

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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Noo Atsiaq 
Size: 12" tall, 4" deep, 6" wide, 12 Lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine Dark Emerald Greenish / Blackish stone

This and four other Noo Atsiaq bears I will be acquiring are the final pieces that will be offered by the late Noo Atsiaq. After these ones, there will be none left. This is an absolutely brilliant piece with a gorgeous finish and color to the stone.

What really strikes me about Noo Atsiaq's work are that his dancing and walking bears seem to almost want to float into weightlessness on their own. They are so elegantly and gracefully carved. His contours and edges are smooth and rounded to such a finite detail that it allows the carving to achieve a certain poise, disposition and grace unlike any other dancing bears out there. This is why he is considered one of the most talented artists alive for dancing bears.

The gorgeous dark stone, grace, and movement for this bear is beautiful and full of life. It is also a significant piece in that it is large and well noticeable.


NOO ATSIAQ (1985-2013)

Noo Atsiaq was born in Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), Nunavut and lived and carved in Cape Dorset, the capital of Inuit art. His Parents are Alashua Atsiaq and Piulia Pudlalik Atsiaq. Noo has been carving since he was a young kid. He was initially taught by watching other carvers. His favorite subject is bears, dancing, diving and walking. Sculptures by Noo Atsiaq are well known and thought after in the Inuit art collectors world. He also occasionally carves people and caribou.

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