18.25" Arching Back Dancing Bear by Late Noo Atsiaq (1985-2013)
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Inuit art: Arching Back Dancing Bear
Inuit Artist: Noo Atsiaq
Size: 18.25" tall, 14" wide. 10" deep Weight: 45 lbs
Community: Cape Dorset, NU
This is another impressive bear by Noo Atsiaq. It is done in a wonderful dark stone, looks black. It is impressively large and has much movement with it (it's arching back).
The curves and proportions are all equally done with precision and refinement. It is certainly a masterpiece.
Noo Atsiaq was one of the few premier Inuit artists who did dancing bears on a large scale. It is a huge loss to the inuit art world of his passing away.
Noo Atsiaq was born in Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), Nunavut and now lives and carves in Cape Dorset, the capital of Inuit art. His Parents are Alashua Atsiaq and Piulia Pudlalik Atsiaq. Noo has been carving since he was a young kid. He was initially taught by watching other carvers. His favorite subject is bears, dancing, diving and walking. Sculptures by Noo Atsiaq are well known and thought after in the Inuit art collectors world. He also occasionally carved people and caribou.