Inuit art: Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Louie Uttaq
Size: 16" high, 10" wide, 7" deep
Community: Gjoa Haven, NU 21
**This Item is Eligible for Layaway Plan.
Masterpiece Carving! Magnificent Movement!
Can you recognize the difference between the Cape Dorset dancing bears and the Gjoa Haven bears?
The Cape Dorset bears are realistic in appearance. They are usually lithe, elegant and sophisticated.
Gjoa Haven carving style is also often realistic BUT is often more primal, chunkier and is innocent.
Take this Louie Uttaq carving.
Our Dancing Bear is a bit awkward, a little chunky and carved in a more primitive style.
Maybe he doesn't even like to dance!? (like many human males!)
Maybe our bear is imagining himself in a Kung Fu fighting match?
This is a beautiful rendition of a Gjoa Haven bear carving.
Louis Uttaq is one of Gjoa Haven's most talented and imaginative artists..
The rawness and rudimentary angles of Kung Fu fighter makes this a timeless piece.
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