Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: J. Alivaktuk
Size: 12" high, 6" wide, 5.25" deep, 10.5 lbs
Community: Pangnirtung, NU
The finish of the stone, the detail and the overall composition make this a masterpiece carving. I rarely find carvings from Pangnirtung. It is a unique piece that tells the story of traditional Inuit life.
I was taken away by the finesse of this piece. The dark greenish black stone with some brown spots radiates the entire room. Black is our favourite colour for Inuit sculptures.
This piece is signed by the artist in Inuktitut and comes with an igloo tag.