13" Two Way Chubby Diving & Dancing Bear by Isaaci Petaulassie

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Inuit art: Two Way Dancing & Diving Bear        
Inuit Artist: Isaaci Petaulassie
Size: ­­­­12.5" across, 8" wide, Weight: 17.2 lbs.
Community: Cape Dorset
Stone: Serpentine

Some of the greatest works of Inuit sculpture defy analysis. And sometimes the adjectives actually seem to contradict one another. How can a sculpture have a commanding presence and yet also be genuinely winsome? How can a work be quirkily naive and yet highly refined? How can a sculpture be truly monumental and yet oh so caressable? This masterpiece has all of these qualities and probably a few more besides.

Gorgeous sculpture (He is a big, nicely chubby bear). Perfectly balanced in both positions (diving and dancing). Fantastic moves. Perfect proportions! Isaaci Petaulassie is world famous for his bears.

Petaulassie has a very special carving style with great attention to dancing moves and curves, as well as to bears facial features. 

The sculpture is signed by the artist.

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