18" Walrus by Billy Merkosak *Big Boy*

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Billy Merkosak

$6,880.00 CAD

Inuit Art: Walrus
Inuit Artist: Billy Merkosak
Size: 18" across, 13" high, 8" deep
Community: Pond Inlet, NU 2/24
Medium: Whale Bone & Caribou Bone

** This item is Eligible for Our 0% Interest Layaway Plan

Masterpiece Sculpture! Museum quality Carving!

U.S. buyers cannot purchase this piece due to whalebone restrictions from Canadian Government Customs. We ship only to a Canadian address.

Perfectly rendered bone carvings are some of the most exquisite Inuit art pieces.

The porous nature of the bone, creates secret details and intriguing angles and waves lines.

The artist must accommodate to the whim of the bone.

Some of the most innovative carvings are those carved from this challenging medium.

Did you know that whale bone is too oily to carve immediately.

The artist may wait 10 years or more before being able to utilize the bone.

Much of the whale bone (and other bone types) are collected from found carcasses or from animals whose hunting is controlled by the Canadian government.

Billy Merkosak is internationally renowned and applauded for his beautiful bone pieces.

Big Boy is elevated in the air so we can be awed by the perceived motion of this walrus swimming in the cold Arctic sea.

You can "see" his flippers sculling the water and the arching of his massive body as he propels  himself forward.

Big Boy truly is a once in a lifetime whalebone Walrus that will certainly be the star of your collection.

What a novel way of greeting your guests with Big Boy proudly displayed on your foyer table!


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