14" Masterpiece Wolf Spirit by Famous Toonoo Sharky
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Inuit art: Wolf Spirit
Inuit Artist: Toonoo Sharky
Size: 14" long, 8" tall, 4" deep, 15 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This piece came back from a client due to some logistics. Here is your chance to own a very affordable piece by a master carver.
Toonoo began his tenure as a carver at the early age of ten, and entered his first exhibition while still in his teens. He is widely recognized as a major carving talent.
This transformation subject is typical of his best work; it epitomizes the Cape Dorset aesthetic and shows off Toonoo's consummate technical skill, flair and humor.
This work by Toonoo is decidedly sombre compared to previous works. It depends not so much on artistic virtuosity as mood for its impact. The presence of emboldened eyes and a hint of the wolfs overall ecstasy, together with the overall totemic format gives us hints of possible meanings.
This is simply a brilliant masterpiece by world famous Toonoo Sharky. The absolute nicest transformation piece I have ever witnessed anyone do. Everything comes together perfectly in this piece. The crispness of the white eyes, the incredible detail, the gorgeous green stone to even the expression on the wolfs face. The life and motion of this piece make the wolf almost want to lift off on its own. The curvatures, and polish are all triple-A.
Even if I asked Toonoo to make me another one like this, he wouldn't be able to. Something as beautiful as this piece almost happens by accident. An artist like Toonoo will do his best to mold the stone, but so many other factors come into play in having a masterpiece like this come to being.
This beautiful wolf is new and a masterpiece for any museum. Above and beyond the exquisite lines and curves, it is also massively big - making it a statement piece for any home or gallery (like ours). It is the first piece my clients or guests notice when entering our gallery.
Toonoo has numerous international exhibitions and awards.