14" Owl and Spirit by World Famous Manasie Akpaliapik
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Inuit art: Owl
Inuit Artist: Manasie Akpaliapik
Size: 14" across, (12" vertical), 5" deep, 10" wide. Weight: 25.6 lbs
Community: Arctic Bay, NU
Stone: Wonder Stone
The inlayed eyes are Manasie's raison d'etre and contribution to the Inuit art world. There is no artist that has mastered this gruelling technique quite like Manasie. Fitting them into the stone takes much experience and skill. It is the eye catching colors of the eyes that bring his pieces to life.
Manasie Akpaliapik had many prestigious commissions, including presentation to the National Art museum of Canada. He is in the premier elite circle of not just master carvers, but premier master carvers. Him, Paul Maliki and Abraham Ruben share equally this title at the moment.
Regarding this owl... what can I say... It is the nicest owl I have ever seen in my life. It is as simple as that! Check out the movement, the atomic proportions, the subtleties in movement and stance. If that weren't enough... than you have that wild marble stone. The subtle greyish stripes give it the pigmentation that reminds you this is still a stone.
And then you have the shine.... woooooow!!! The shine, the gloss, the reflective brilliance of the white alabaster stone. This is one of the nicest pieces I have ever seen. If ever a carving was done to perfection... this here is it. To add to the brilliance of the piece, the beautiful yellowish inlaid eyes completely punctuates this piece with incredible bravado and panache! This is Manasies trademark and the finishing punctuation he likes to add to his winning pieces.
This is nothing short of an investment. Your looking at doubling your efforts in less than 10 years with a piece like this.
This is your chance to own a masterpiece by one of the top five Inuit artists in the world.
A quick google search and you will see just how internationally recognized Manasie is. Do not hesitate on a masterpiece like this.