Inuit art: Scenting Bear
Inuit Artist: Isaaci Petaulassie
Size: 12" long, 7" high, 4.5" deep. Weight: 16 lbs.
Community: Cape Dorset
Fantastic marble scenting bear. Large and impressive.
Great proportions, beautiful facial features.
An igloo tag of authenticity is attached.
The sculpture is signed by the artist.
Isaccie Petaulassie (1973 - )
Isaaci Petaulassie comes from a family of carvers. His father Etidlooie Petaulassie and his mother Mikluqtiktu Petaulassie are both established carvers and his grandfather, Latcholassie Akesuk is a famous Cape Dorset sculptor.
Isacci is a younger artist, his speciality is walking and dancing polar bears.
Issaci is a recent graduate of the Fine Arts and Crafts Metalwork and Jewellery program at the Nunavut Arctic College in Cape Dorset. His graduation work is now part of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association's collection.