11" Protective Mother Owl with Her Chicks by Joanasie Manning

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Inuit art: Protective Mother Owl and her Chick
Inuit Artist: Joanasie Manning
Size: 11" tall, 12" wide, 5" deep, 18.2 lbs 
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine
id: ndc-169-266793cdajy

This is a gorgeous and classic set of owls by world renown Joanasie Manning. He is internationally famous for his owls like these ones.

The stoic and opulent pallid stone lends itself to the terse lines and flawless symmetry. This howls to the conclusion of a masterpiece with bounteous sashay and audacity.

The stoic and dramatic light brown stone renders this piece to new levels where the vibrancy is nothing short of stunning.  

The eyes made from caribou antler blend exquisitely with the serpentine stone. The carving is polished to a mirror shine with beautiful proportions and lines throughout. 

Joanasie Manning (1967- )

Joanasie was born and lived in Cape Dorset all his life. 

Joanasie began carving at the age of twenty. His grandfather, the renowned carver Osuitok Ipeelee, was a great influence on his work. After carving sporadically for a number of years, Joanasie is now working more consistently. He has evolved a personal style that is becoming stronger and more confident.*

* From Cape Dorset Sculpture, 2005.

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