14" Bird Spirit by Master Carver Toonoo Sharky *In A Flap*
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Inuit art: Bird Spirit
Inuit Artist: Toonoo Sharky
Size: 14" tall, 11" wide, 5" deep, 12 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
** This item is eligible for Layaway Plan
Masterpiece Sculpture! Museum quality Carving!
Note ** Toonoo Sharky recently crafted a series of 2 outstanding Bird Spirits that are breathtaking. Toonoo Sharkey is widely recognized as a major carving talent of the Inuit art world.
Squawking Bird is irrefutable proof of Toonoo’s mastery of carving and his innate ability to contrast a sense of the dramatic against the lightness of humour.
The impact of this choice, is the creation of a profound tension within this proud bird, magnified by the contrast between the piercing green eyes and the brilliant darkish body.
This bird is NOT happy!
He has lowered his head and opened his mouth, squawking and clucking. His wingtips are tucked back and towards the body. He has successfully made himself look large and aggressive.
The electrical power in this piece is palpable.
Indeed, the extensive network of fine light colored veins within the serpentine stone, vibrates and dances like an electrical storm on a hot summer night!
Squawking Bird demands that the viewer recognize not only Toonoo Sharky’s profound technical skills but his magical ability to tease out the spiritual energy from the heart and souls of his creatures.
No doubt, any viewer lucky enough to include this exquisite piece in their art collection, will be the envy of their peers!
This carving is signed on the bottom by Toonoo Sharky.
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