12" 2 Way Dancing Bear by Kooyoo Peter *Serenity*
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Inuit art: Two Way Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Kooyoo Peter
Size: 13" tall, 9" wide, 6" deep, 12 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
A rare breed of Inuit carver, Kooyoo Peter sets himself apart from the rest of the pack.
His name has become associated with elite Master Carvers Nuna Parr, Tuk Nuna, and Markosie Papigatok. All of these maestros are sought after for their interpretation of the spirit of the bear. Yes! Kooyoo Peter is a MASTER CARVER.
This stunning piece is another of Peter's two way dancing bears. This means the bear can balance on either of its back feet. The artist who can carve a two way bear requires patience and talent because it is very difficult to achieve this posture. Kooyoo Peter is one of the artists today that has this ability.
The speckled dark marble is one of my favorites. It brings to mind the lichen on the Arctic terrain in the summer, gently masking the austere stone landscape. The facial features are serene and resolved as though this bear knows its place in the constantly changing world of today.
This sculpture has perfect balance and perfect polish.
See our May 30, 2021 blog Spotlight on the Dancing Bear.
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