Inuit art: Bear and Seal
Inuit Artist: Kuzy Curley
Size: 14" long, 8" high, 6" deep
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
Stone: Serpentine & Whalebone
**This Item is Eligible for Our 0% Interest Layaway Plan.
**Museum quality Piece!
U.S. buyers cannot purchase this piece due to whale bone restrictions from Canadian Government Customs. We ship only to a Canadian address.
NOTE** (FOR OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS, IF YOU WOULD LIKE THIS PIECE, WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR KUZY TO MAKE A NON WHALEBONE BASE THAT IS EXPORTABLE TO THE USA)
Kuzy Curley, a distinct and versatile craftsman, presents us with a divine rendition of a bear in its natural habitat.
This bear is gracefully carved in the act of hunting.
The bear is peering over the edge of the ice at an unsuspecting seal.
This is a very rare theme. The scene is somewhat bittersweet. At first glance, one might think the bear is looking out for his seal "friend".
But then the viewer realizes it is more likely that the bear is stalking the seal; waiting for the right moment to strike.
I am very attracted to the bear's dark sophisticated stone. It illuminates the sculpture and warms the eye of the beholder.
This animal is self-assured. He knows where he belongs in the world.
He is both a fierce hunter and a stealthy warrior moving forward in pursuit of his prey.
Each foot is placed carefully and quietly so as not to arouse attention.
This carving will bring you joy and inspiration for years.
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