Inuit Art: Walking Bear
Artist: Jaco Ishulutaq
Dimensions: 17" long, 9" high, 7" wide, 18 lbs
Community: Kimmirut Hopedale, Labrador
Jaco Ishulutak has earned himself a spot as one of the top five master carvers of this generation. His sense of motion, dynamics and movement are exceptional and a testament to the talents one must possess to be considered a great artist.
Ishulutak's pieces have toured world wide and have been included in countless publications, Inuit art journals, exhibitions and museums.
This is an exceptional bear. The gorgeous black stone set against the very dynamic movements makes for a formidable combination. Even though I have seen many walking bears over the years, Jaco somehow manages to make this particular one its own. This piece is quite unique and very modern with a touch of minimalistic style. The posture, facial expression and stone make this bear nothing short of a masterpiece.