19" Scenting Bear by Ashevak Adla
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Had a Long Wait before Getting this One - Enjoy! Museum Quality!!!
This monumental work is possibly unique in Adla's oevre in that it strays from his more medium sized format of dancing bears. Adla is just as famous for his depiction of dancing & walking bears as is the likes of other greats like Nuna Parr and Joe Kavik. He has created an impressive body of sculptures depicting human figures and other animals as well, but it is his affinity with the dancing bear that has captured the imagination of collectors.
Large bears by Ashevak Adla are always in demand, they get sold fast. This is an extremely rare large light green scenting bear by him. A must have for your collection.
A center piece for an art gallery.
Ashevak Adla (1977- )
Ashevak was born at the nursing station in Cape Dorset, the eldest child of Kumajuk and David Adla. He started carving when he was eleven years old with his grandfather's, Audla Pee, tools. Ashevak used to watch him making birds, so he started off making something a little easier, like the heads of birds or seals.
Ashevak is a full time carver, since there isn't much work in Cape Dorset. He would like to continue to carve and is not anxious to find another line of work. He used to work with an axe and hacksaw, but now he makes more carvings using power tools. He loves making birds with their wings wide open. He says he learned by watching Nuna Parr and his son, Jutani, working on bears. Ashevak remembers when he was a child his other grandfather, Kalai Adla, told him that when he grew up he would be a carver.
2001 Young Carvers from Cape Dorset: JohnnyLee Pudlat and Ashevak Adla, The Albers Gallery of Inuit Art, San Francisco, CA
2000 Ashivak Adla: The Artist's Hand Inuit Sculpture Portfolio, Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
1999 Nature and Transformation: Inuit Art, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
1997 Stone and Bone, The Inuit Master Carvers of the Canadian Arctic, Sun Valley Centre for the Arts and Humanities, Ketchum, ID
1988 Die Kunst aus der Arktis, presented by Inuit Galerie, Mannheim, in Gutersloh, Germany
2005 Cape Dorest Sculpture FEATURED FRONT COVER PAGE 97,100