12" White Bear by Noah Jaw
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Inuit art: White Bear
Inuit Artist: Noah Jaw
Size: 12" long, 7" high, 5" wide. Weight: 17.6 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Generally speaking, Jaw's medium and large-scale walking bears emphasize bulk and weight rather than the subtlety of line and form. This depiction of a walking bear is certainly bulky, but is elegant and refined as well. It is an accurate portrayal from every angle, with harmonious lines and volumes. The animal is not merely resting; it is truly at rest.
The balance, the atomic precision, and the airy hues of pinks and yellow in the stone make this piece worthy of being featured in any Inuit art chronicle.
For larger sized walking bears, Noah Jaw is the absolute best.
The size also has considerable mass to it and must be lifted using two hands.
Noah Jaw (1976 - )