14" Apple Green Graceful Dancing Bear by Late Noo Atsiaq

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Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Noo Atsiaq
Size: 13.7" tall, 5.5" deep, 6" wide, 8 Lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine (yellowish apple green)


Recently, I was able to acquire the last remaining NEW Noo Atsiaq bears that are left today on the market. I had to salvage all of my resources and networks in order to acquire them. I am in complete admiration of Noo Atsiaqs talents and can see why he has garnished the many accolades and achievements he has for his bears. In short, he was a master of his craft and is sadly missed by the art world.

What really strikes me about Noo Atsiaq's work are that his bears seem to almost want to float into weightlessness on their own. They are so elegantly and gracefully carved. His contours and edges are smooth and rounded to such a finite detail that it allows the carving to achieve a certain poise, disposition and grace unlike any other dancing bears out there. This is why he is considered one of the most talented artists alive for dancing bears.

This piece is a perfect dancing bear in full motion. A typical example of why Noo is so talented. The stone he uses is an electrifying green stone that is very striking to the eye. It contrasts nicely to its surrounding which add a touch of style and sophistication. The shape and contours are equally dramatic and radiate a serious and poignant disposition. This of course is what makes Noo such a well known artist and soon to be established as one of the most famous Inuit artists in the world.


NOO ATSIAQ (1985- 2013)

Noo Atsiaq was born in Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), Nunavut and now lives and carves in Cape Dorset, the capital of Inuit art. His Parents are Alashua Atsiaq and Piulia Pudlalik Atsiaq. Noo has been carving since he was a young kid. He was initially taught by watching other carvers. His favorite subject is bears, dancing, diving and walking. Sculptures by Noo Atsiaq are well known and thought after in the Inuit art collectors world. He also occasionally carved people and caribou.


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